Cnf 061 Analysing The Two Most Critical Factors for I. T. Investment Success: Executive Custody and Strategic Solution Architecture Created by James on 8/26/2014 2:15:55 PM
Executive Custody of large integrated business information system projects is one of the critical weaknesses, this presentation discusses some of the key considerations with regard to this and also discusses the importance of strategic alignment and strategic solution architecture in achieving high value solutions
Information Technology Governance and Strategy Summit -- 22 and 23 August 2006
The Two Most Critical Factors for I.T. Success:
Executive Custody and Strategic Solution Architecture
Dr James Robertson
The presentation outlines the problem of Information Technology investment
failure and summarizes the factors giving rise to failure and the factors that
must be managed for successful I.T. investment outcomes.
This analysis is presented with particular emphasis on organizational
governance and the responsibility of executive management for successful
Three methods of achieving executive custody are outlined and the critical
focus areas for executive custody.
The critical components of executive custody are identified and particular
emphasis is placed on the availability, effectiveness and efficiency of
executives for effective strategic management generally and management
of information technology in particular are presented.
It is noted that operational pressures on executives often hinder effective
strategic management, particularly in the context of information technology.
Seven critical questions that should be asked by executives prior to
approving any proposed I.T. investment are summarized together with some
indicators of requirements for effective executive custody.
The essential components of strategy are presented as a context to defining
strategic architecture and a systematic process of strategic mapping is
outlined as a precursor to creating a platform for strategic architecture and
Questions that should be asked in order to create business definitions that
will support high value business outcomes are outlined and a process of
strategic analysis and design culminating in information technology
specifications is summarized.
The presentation concludes by making a case for information technology to
be treated as an integral component of executive management.
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