Options for the Astute Planner
Conclusion: When the business environment is changing and support systems need to adapt to the change, managers have the option of developing an ITSP (IT Strategic Plan) with a long range focus, or a BSIP (Business Solutions Investment Plan) that concentrates on investment needed in the next 12 - 24 months. A synopsis of both options is set out below.
About The Advisor
Alan Hansell is an emeritus IBRS advisor who focused on IT and business management. Alan specialised in critiquing and commenting on IT and business management trends, ways to justify and maximise the benefits from IT-related investment, IS management development and the role of the CIO. Alan has extensive experience in IT management, consulting and advising senior managers in matters related to IT investment. He was a Director in Gartner's Executive program and adviser to over 50 CIOs and business managers and before joining Gartner a consultant with DMR Group. He also worked as an IS professional, manager and industry consultant for IBM for nearly 30 years. Alan is a CPA and Associate of Governance Institute of Australia.