ICT strategy for Government Agencies Part 2: techniques for identifying goals and choosing strategy
Conclusion:" Fail to plan and you plan to fail". This statement has been attributed to a number of people including Winston Churchill and Ben Franklin.
Most CIOs know that strategic planning is a key part of their remit1 and the most successful leaders maintain a clear strategic outlook. Effective CIOs make a high priority of articulating a strategic plan for ICT within their organisation, rather than getting involved in the management of each and every project and business unit. Conversely, a lack of clearly defined and widely understood strategy indicates a deficiency in leadership.
A rigorous ICT Strategy must be based on a solid foundation – there are several ways to gather the evidence that will provide that foundation.