Cumberlands Strategic

Cumberlands Strategic


Required 2 pages(500 words)

Strategic IT Planning:Your 3-Step Process


Strategic IT Planning is required to ensure your resources and assets continue providing the results and the support your organization needs.

What is a Strategic Plan?

It is a roadmap to achieving a goal. It may cover your entire department or responsibility or it may focus on a specific issue or element of your role. It can be long and involved or a simply one-page document that provides guidance and steps you need to implement to achieve a goal.

Making it Happen

There are a few things that are important to your success. While it may seem that developing the Strategic Plan is the hardest part, most plans fail because of the implementation. The key is to keep it small and be successful, then build on that success for the next initiative. Don’t bite off too much or try to be too ambitious.

  • Take your time and keep it manageable
  • Link your plan to your company’s strategy
  • Justify your initiative and get buy-in and support
  • Don’t re-invent, rebuild
  • Go slow, manage change
  • Set aside time from your operational responsibilities to make it happen