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Exclusion of IT manager in strategic planning

System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Simulation

A study done in 1999 determined that less than 40 percent of U.S. businesses include the CIO or senior IT manager in the strategic planning process. What reasons can you suggest for the exclusion of IT senior management from the strategic planning process? What reasons can you offer for their inclusion?

Large systems funding is generally associated with strategic information systems planning and usually requires funding with capital dollars. Having to choose between the functional proponents or the senior IT manager, who do you think should justify the capital outlay?

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The primary reason for exclusion was that IT was not consider a strategically important function and critical success factor for successful strategy or competitive strategies of the firm during that period. The dependency of other functions was less on IT during that period. The organizational management did not felt the need to include IT managers during that period because the impact of IT on the overall strategic planning was ...

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System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) SimulationP: Exclusion of IT manager in strategic planning