You have been asked to develop an IT management plan for a company of your choice. The company seeks to more effectively manage its organizational goals and objectives through the alignment of information technology to strategic goals and objectives. The company that you choose can be real or fictional. The company is looking to improve its information system by managing the information that is created by the organization. Its IT infrastructure is outdated and primarily relies on file systems. The vision of the organization should be clear (qualitative), and each strategic goal and objective should have variables that are measurable (quantitative).
Keep the following things in mind when you are creating the IT Management Plan template:
Create document in Word
Course number and name
Table of contents (autogenerated)
Keep the table of contents up-to-date.
Maximum of 3 levels deep
Create each heading on a new page with TBD as the content (except for the sections that are listed under the new content below).
Each week, you will add a section to the IT Management Plan, and submit it for grading. For Week 1, you will create the Business Systems Plan. (Please note that the summaries below for Weeks 2-4 do not need to be completed in Week 1. Just create the section headings at this time). As a preview, each section will contain the following sections:
Business Systems Plan (Week 1 IP)
Using Strassmann's Model of Information Management Superiority, detail how the following variables will be defined in the case study organization:
Business plan alignment
Identify how the following critical success factors will be addressed by the case study organization:
Business management issues
Strategic and competitive issues
Planning and implementation concerns
Identify how the variables defined by Strassmann's Model of Information Management Superiority will be measured in the following business results performance areas: