What is involved in Technology strategy
Find out what the related areas are that Technology strategy connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a Technology strategy thinking-frame.
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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which Technology strategy related domains to cover and 146 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.
The following domains are covered:
Technology strategy, Business strategy, Chief Technology Officer, Competitive advantage, Corporate strategy, Defense Intelligence Agency, Digital strategy, Enterprise architecture, Enterprise planning systems, Information technology, International Standard Book Number, Learning management system, Market penetration, Marketing plan, Moore’s law, Project Socrates, Project portfolio management, Return on investment, SWOT analysis, Second half of the chessboard, Strategy, Web content management, Web site:
Technology strategy Critical Criteria:
Prioritize Technology strategy outcomes and gather Technology strategy models .
– What other organizational variables, such as reward systems or communication systems, affect the performance of this Technology strategy process?
– What new services of functionality will be implemented next with Technology strategy ?
– What are current Technology strategy Paradigms?
Business strategy Critical Criteria:
Use past Business strategy planning and optimize Business strategy leadership as a key to advancement.
– As a CSP undertakes to build out or take a fresh look at its service offerings, the CSP should clearly define its business strategy and related risk management philosophy. What market segments or industries does the CSP intend to serve?
– A compounding model resolution with available relevant data can often provide insight towards a solution methodology; which Technology strategy models, tools and techniques are necessary?
– How do you determine the key elements that affect Technology strategy workforce satisfaction? how are these elements determined for different workforce groups and segments?
– How do we provide the context for investment considerations (which services does an investment affect, and how does that fit with the business strategy and priorities?
– What tools do you use once you have decided on a Technology strategy strategy and more importantly how do you choose?
– Which services does the ITSM investment affect, and how does that fit with the business strategy and priorities?
– What is the link between a firms business strategy and its capital budgeting process?
– What is your it asset management program. is it manual or automated (which vendor)?
– How to get alignment between business strategy and IT infrastructure?
– What should be done in-house and what should be outsourced?
– Are outcomes in line with business strategy?
– What is the overall business strategy?
Chief Technology Officer Critical Criteria:
Audit Chief Technology Officer outcomes and pay attention to the small things.
– What are the barriers to increased Technology strategy production?
Competitive advantage Critical Criteria:
Match Competitive advantage decisions and figure out ways to motivate other Competitive advantage users.
– If you had to rebuild your organization without any traditional competitive advantages (i.e., no killer a technology, promising research, innovative product/service delivery model, etc.), how would your people have to approach their work and collaborate together in order to create the necessary conditions for success?
– Designing internet of things (IoT) solutions can unlock innovation, increase efficiencies and create new competitive advantages. but in an emerging marketplace of mostly unknown and untested solutions, where do we start?
– Among the Technology strategy product and service cost to be estimated, which is considered hardest to estimate?
– To what extent does data-driven innovation add to the competitive advantage (CA) of your company?
– Value proposition – can we create and sustain competitive advantage for this product?
– How likely is it that the strategy will continue to sustain competitive advantage?
– organizational Culture: Can it be a Source of Sustained Competitive Advantage?
– What are internal and external Technology strategy relations?
– How can you measure Technology strategy in a systematic way?
– How can CRM be a source of competitive advantage?
– What is our competitive advantage?
Corporate strategy Critical Criteria:
Conceptualize Corporate strategy results and prioritize challenges of Corporate strategy.
– What is the total cost related to deploying Technology strategy, including any consulting or professional services?
– How do we ensure that implementations of Technology strategy products are done in a way that ensures safety?
– Do you monitor the effectiveness of your Technology strategy activities?
– Has MD initiatives been matched to the corporate strategy?
Defense Intelligence Agency Critical Criteria:
Familiarize yourself with Defense Intelligence Agency adoptions and balance specific methods for improving Defense Intelligence Agency results.
– For your Technology strategy project, identify and describe the business environment. is there more than one layer to the business environment?
– Is maximizing Technology strategy protection the same as minimizing Technology strategy loss?
– Have all basic functions of Technology strategy been defined?
Digital strategy Critical Criteria:
Model after Digital strategy governance and inform on and uncover unspoken needs and breakthrough Digital strategy results.
– What are the top 3 things at the forefront of our Technology strategy agendas for the next 3 years?
– Are assumptions made in Technology strategy stated explicitly?
Enterprise architecture Critical Criteria:
Experiment with Enterprise architecture leadership and gather Enterprise architecture models .
– With the increasing adoption of cloud computing do you think enterprise architecture as a discipline will become more or less important to us and why?
– Enterprise architecture planning. how does it align with to the to be architecture?
– How does the standard fit into the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA)?
– Are Enterprise JavaBeans still relevant for enterprise architectures?
– Are software assets aligned with the agency enterprise architecture?
– Are the levels and focus right for TOGAF enterprise architecture?
– Are software assets aligned with the organizations enterprise architecture?
– Are accountability and ownership for Technology strategy clearly defined?
– Is Supporting Technology strategy documentation required?
– Is There a Role for Patterns in Enterprise Architecture?
– What is the value of mature Enterprise Architecture?
– Why Should we Consider Enterprise Architecture?
– Do we all define Technology strategy in the same way?
– What is an Enterprise Architecture?
– What Is Enterprise Architecture?
– Why Enterprise Architecture?
Enterprise planning systems Critical Criteria:
Illustrate Enterprise planning systems strategies and triple focus on important concepts of Enterprise planning systems relationship management.
– How will you measure your Technology strategy effectiveness?
– How would one define Technology strategy leadership?
Information technology Critical Criteria:
Ventilate your thoughts about Information technology projects and find the ideas you already have.
– Do the response plans address damage assessment, site restoration, payroll, Human Resources, information technology, and administrative support?
– Does your company have defined information technology risk performance metrics that are monitored and reported to management on a regular basis?
– If a survey was done with asking organizations; Is there a line between your information technology department and your information security department?
– Where do ideas that reach policy makers and planners as proposals for Technology strategy strengthening and reform actually originate?
– To what extent does management recognize Technology strategy as a tool to increase the results?
– How does new information technology come to be applied and diffused among firms?
– The difference between data/information and information technology (it)?
– When do you ask for help from Information Technology (IT)?
International Standard Book Number Critical Criteria:
Judge International Standard Book Number planning and pay attention to the small things.
– Marketing budgets are tighter, consumers are more skeptical, and social media has changed forever the way we talk about Technology strategy. How do we gain traction?
– What tools and technologies are needed for a custom Technology strategy project?
– Do Technology strategy rules make a reasonable demand on a users capabilities?
Learning management system Critical Criteria:
Disseminate Learning management system engagements and probe the present value of growth of Learning management system.
– Does the LMS provide additional features or the opportunity to develop new features which will improve the teaching and learning experience in important ways?
– What are the primary pain points of our current Learning Management system, or what are the top 3-4 features that need to be improved?
– Which social networking or e learning service allows the possibility of creating multiple virtual classrooms?
– To what extent do we require the vendor to support our organization with end-user rollout?
– Do we have personnel that will be designated as the owners and managers of the lms?
– What is the data currently stored in (oracle db, excel documents, paper)?
– Do you want the vendor selected to deliver the tools to develop wbt?
– Other groups or affiliates we should include in this effort?
– Additional compliance information we did not mention?
– What is the size of the existing content libraries?
– How can an lms enhance the learning environment?
– When do we envision the new system to go live?
– What form of payments must be supported?
– What are the best P2P tools for distance learning?
– What is a learning management system?
– Blended learning: a dangerous idea?
– What data needs to be interfaced?
– What can an LMS offer us?
– Where is content stored?
Market penetration Critical Criteria:
Disseminate Market penetration planning and find the essential reading for Market penetration researchers.
– Do those selected for the Technology strategy team have a good general understanding of what Technology strategy is all about?
– What is the source of the strategies for Technology strategy strengthening and reform?
Marketing plan Critical Criteria:
Review Marketing plan decisions and intervene in Marketing plan processes and leadership.
– Does Technology strategy include applications and information with regulatory compliance significance (or other contractual conditions that must be formally complied with) in a new or unique manner for which no approved security requirements, templates or design models exist?
– What are our needs in relation to Technology strategy skills, labor, equipment, and markets?
– Is the promotion consistent with the product positioning and other marketing plans?
– How important is Technology strategy to the user organizations mission?
Moore’s law Critical Criteria:
Guide Moore’s law planning and define what our big hairy audacious Moore’s law goal is.
– Does Technology strategy analysis isolate the fundamental causes of problems?
– How will you know that the Technology strategy project has been successful?
Project Socrates Critical Criteria:
Refer to Project Socrates governance and describe which business rules are needed as Project Socrates interface.
– Who is responsible for ensuring appropriate resources (time, people and money) are allocated to Technology strategy?
– In a project to restructure Technology strategy outcomes, which stakeholders would you involve?
Project portfolio management Critical Criteria:
Recall Project portfolio management issues and attract Project portfolio management skills.
– How do we know that any Technology strategy analysis is complete and comprehensive?
– What are the long-term Technology strategy goals?
– What is project portfolio management?
– Is the scope of Technology strategy defined?
Return on investment Critical Criteria:
Reason over Return on investment tasks and inform on and uncover unspoken needs and breakthrough Return on investment results.
– How important are hard measurements that show return on investment compared to soft measurements that demonstrate customer satisfaction and public perception?
– Does the expected return on investment (roi) of this new collection justify putting it in place?
– What is our formula for success in Technology strategy ?
– Is Return on Investment addressed?
SWOT analysis Critical Criteria:
Judge SWOT analysis failures and check on ways to get started with SWOT analysis.
– Who will be responsible for documenting the Technology strategy requirements in detail?
– When was your last SWOT analysis for Internal Audit?
– Why are Technology strategy skills important?
Second half of the chessboard Critical Criteria:
Gauge Second half of the chessboard leadership and know what your objective is.
– How do we go about Securing Technology strategy?
Strategy Critical Criteria:
Chat re Strategy projects and raise human resource and employment practices for Strategy.
– What are your results for key measures or indicators of the accomplishment of your Technology strategy strategy and action plans, including building and strengthening core competencies?
– What are the key business and technical challenges of transitioning to a cloud computing strategy?
– Does our company have a Cybersecurity policy, strategy, or governing document?
– Describe the process used to manage investment risk for this strategy?
– Does the program plan include a communication strategy?
– What are the strengths and weaknesses of the strategy?
– Is there an information classification strategy?
– Who gverns an enterprise tool strategy?
– Do you need a taxonomy strategy?
Web content management Critical Criteria:
Discourse Web content management visions and ask questions.
– What are your most important goals for the strategic Technology strategy objectives?
– Which individuals, teams or departments will be involved in Technology strategy?
Web site Critical Criteria:
Investigate Web site failures and pay attention to the small things.
– Users increasingly demand from web sites the ability to get information that is customized to their interests and needs. Many web sites now tailor their content through the use of architectures designed to support multiple audience types, or through technologies that allow users to profile their personal interests. These kinds of sites demonstrate that their designers are sensitive to the fact the users arent all the same. Besides the influence of users, marketing efforts have driven this trend to a large degree: why present general information to the broadest audience (e.g., trying to sell tobacco products to everyone, including the antismoking activists) when you can target information to prequalified market segments (e.g., selling expensive cigars to yuppies)?
– Assuming you are a data controller (someone who collects data; such as through a web site); you are responsible for the safe keeping of that data no matter who is handling it. You are ultimately responsible if a data processor (outsourcer or cloud provider) loses that data. Are you sure of their policies; procedures; and technology to keep it safe?
– Besides the obvious differences of scale and complexity, does the development of a small Web site call for a qualitatively different approach to information architecture?
– Can we add value to the current Technology strategy decision-making process (largely qualitative) by incorporating uncertainty modeling (more quantitative)?
– Is there a difference between the most important audiences (e.g., those who influence funding) and the audiences who will use the web site most frequently?
– Some customers call Customer Service. some customers browse our web site. some customers never buy from us again. are we listening to what theyre saying?
– A major challenge in indexing a web site involves the level of granularity of indexing. Do you index web pages?
– What are the main obstacles to constructing a Web site with a solid architecture?
– How do you envision the web site one to two years from now?
– What are the short-term goals with respect to the web site?
– How does the web site support your organizational mission?
– How does the web site support the organizational mission?
– How do we encourage consumer participation on web sites?
– Does the business have a web site that is still active?
– Who are the most important audiences for the web site?
– How often do you direct the caller to our web site?
– Can a web site do what a reference librarian does?
This quick readiness checklist is a selected resource to help you move forward. Learn more about how to achieve comprehensive insights with the Technology strategy Self Assessment:
Author: Gerard Blokdijk
CEO at The Art of Service | http://theartofservice.com
Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.
To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:
Technology strategy External links:
AMC Science and Technology Strategy for 2014-2040
Marketing Technology Strategy Services | Merkle
OPM: Information Technology Strategy and Investment Committee
Business strategy External links:
Business strategy (Book, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
Business Strategy Manager Jobs, Employment | Indeed.com
Business Strategy | Coursera
Chief Technology Officer External links:
Title Chief Technology Officer Jobs, Employment | Indeed.com
What Is a Chief Technology Officer?
Chief Technology Officer | ChronicleVitae
Competitive advantage External links:
Jane | Your hiring process is your competitive advantage
Corporate strategy External links:
[PPT]Corporate Strategy: Central Issue
http://www.csun.edu/~rk33883/Corporate Strategy no BCG.ppt
Corporate strategy (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
Corporate Strategy Jobs, Employment | Indeed.com
Defense Intelligence Agency External links:
About DIA – Defense Intelligence Agency
Defense Intelligence Agency Salaries | CareerBliss
Defense Intelligence Agency – SourceWatch
Digital strategy External links:
VA Digital Strategy
Enterprise architecture External links:
Enterprise Architecture | North Dakota ITD
Enterprise Architecture Center of Excellence
Information technology External links:
OHIO: Office of Information Technology |About Email
Rebelmail | UNLV Office of Information Technology (OIT)
Umail | University Information Technology Services
International Standard Book Number External links:
What is an ISBN (International Standard Book Number)?
International Standard Book Number – Quora
[PDF]International Standard Book Number: 0-942920-53-8
Learning management system External links:
Canvas Learning Management System @ Bellevue College
SLMS – New York Statewide Learning Management System
Gryphon: UCLA DGSOM Learning Management System
Market penetration External links:
Market Penetration – Commentary Magazine
MADEMAPE – Market Development and Market Penetration
Ansoff Matrix – Market Penetration Strategy
Marketing plan External links:
5 Predictions to Guide Your Marketing Plan in 2017
AN EXAMPLE OF A MARKETING PLAN – ubalt.edu
What Is Positioning in a Marketing Plan? | Chron.com
Project Socrates External links:
Project Socrates MD | NCBO BioPortal
What is PROJECT SOCRATES? What does PROJECT SOCRATES …
Project Socrates – Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
Project portfolio management External links:
Project Portfolio Management Software | Deltek PPM
Best Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Software in …
Eclipse Project Portfolio Management – Login
Return on investment External links:
Return on Investment ROI Explain Defined Calculated …
My Return on Investment – Capella University
Return on Investment (ROI) Calculator
SWOT analysis External links:
SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses Opportunities, …
Sample of a SWOT Analysis for a Restaurant | Chron.com
[PDF]STRATEGIC PLANNING AND SWOT ANALYSIS
Second half of the chessboard External links:
#1. Second half of the chessboard – YouTube
Web content management External links:
Best Web Content Management Software in 2017 | G2 Crowd
Ingeniux CMS Web Content Management Software Log-in
What is Drupal? | Drupal for Web Content Management