with senior management early in the IT Strategic Planning process, to
understand their personal views on how IT can be used to assist the
organisation achieve its objectives is beneficial.
process has the affect of elevating the importance of the IT
Strategic Plan in their minds and helps to ensure their cooperation
and support when the outputs from the plan are being implemented.
to do this will inevitably lead to difficulties when implementing the
IT Strategic Plan into areas of the organisation where there has been
little or no senior management input.