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 143 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, 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:
Apply Technology strategy tasks and inform on and uncover unspoken needs and breakthrough Technology strategy results.
– Among the Technology strategy product and service cost to be estimated, which is considered hardest to estimate?
– How likely is the current Technology strategy plan to come in on schedule or on budget?
– Do the Technology strategy decisions we make today help people and the planet tomorrow?
Business strategy Critical Criteria:
Focus on Business strategy decisions and do something to it.
– 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?
– 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?
– Do those selected for the Technology strategy team have a good general understanding of what Technology strategy is all about?
– 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 will we insure seamless interoperability of Technology strategy moving forward?
– 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 goals and simulate teachings and consultations on quality process improvement of Chief Technology Officer.
– How do your measurements capture actionable Technology strategy information for use in exceeding your customers expectations and securing your customers engagement?
– How do mission and objectives affect the Technology strategy processes of our organization?
– What is our formula for success in Technology strategy ?
Competitive advantage Critical Criteria:
Test Competitive advantage strategies and develop and take control of the Competitive advantage initiative.
– 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?
– At what point will vulnerability assessments be performed once Technology strategy is put into production (e.g., ongoing Risk Management after implementation)?
– How do you incorporate cycle time, productivity, cost control, and other efficiency and effectiveness factors into these Technology strategy processes?
– What is the total cost related to deploying Technology strategy, including any consulting or professional services?
– 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?
– How can CRM be a source of competitive advantage?
– What is our competitive advantage?
Corporate strategy Critical Criteria:
Chat re Corporate strategy adoptions and slay a dragon.
– what is the best design framework for Technology strategy organization now that, in a post industrial-age if the top-down, command and control model is no longer relevant?
– Does our organization need more Technology strategy education?
– What are the usability implications of Technology strategy actions?
– Has MD initiatives been matched to the corporate strategy?
Defense Intelligence Agency Critical Criteria:
Conceptualize Defense Intelligence Agency management and report on setting up Defense Intelligence Agency without losing ground.
– What other jobs or tasks affect the performance of the steps in the Technology strategy process?
– Is Technology strategy Realistic, or are you setting yourself up for failure?
– How can the value of Technology strategy be defined?
Digital strategy Critical Criteria:
Dissect Digital strategy governance and find the essential reading for Digital strategy researchers.
– What other organizational variables, such as reward systems or communication systems, affect the performance of this Technology strategy process?
– How is the value delivered by Technology strategy being measured?
– What are our Technology strategy Processes?
Enterprise architecture Critical Criteria:
Guide Enterprise architecture engagements and look in other fields.
– 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?
– Do we aggressively reward and promote the people who have the biggest impact on creating excellent Technology strategy services/products?
– Are there any disadvantages to implementing Technology strategy? There might be some that are less obvious?
– 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 software assets aligned with the organizations enterprise architecture?
– Are the levels and focus right for TOGAF enterprise architecture?
– Is There a Role for Patterns in Enterprise Architecture?
– What is the value of mature Enterprise Architecture?
– Why Should we Consider Enterprise Architecture?
– What is an Enterprise Architecture?
– What Is Enterprise Architecture?
– Why Enterprise Architecture?
Enterprise planning systems Critical Criteria:
Scan Enterprise planning systems tactics and look in other fields.
– How do we make it meaningful in connecting Technology strategy with what users do day-to-day?
– Who sets the Technology strategy standards?
Information technology Critical Criteria:
Discuss Information technology decisions and improve Information technology service perception.
– 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?
– How does new information technology come to be applied and diffused among firms?
– The difference between data/information and information technology (it)?
– How do we go about Comparing Technology strategy approaches/solutions?
– When do you ask for help from Information Technology (IT)?
– Is Technology strategy Required?
Learning management system Critical Criteria:
Guard Learning management system engagements and inform on and uncover unspoken needs and breakthrough Learning management system results.
– With regards to competency management are you looking to build your own competencies, or integrate with a competency library that you already have in place?
– How do we ensure that implementations of Technology strategy products are done in a way that ensures safety?
– How might a persons various social network profiles be useful for learning education and or training?
– When will our students realize the teaching and learning benefits of these new features?
– What are the best rapid development tools regardless of cost for creating online course content?
– Do we have personnel that will be designated as the owners and managers of the lms?
– What is your anticipated go live date with the new application you select?
– What is the data currently stored in (oracle db, excel documents, paper)?
– What technical skills do the administrators and user individuals hold?
– What is the current thinking in the e learning community about Learning Objects?
– Do we leverage a train-the-trainer approach for the administrators?
– How can we ensure that training is done on time or done at all?
– Additional systems we should consider in our analysis?
– What products are available how do they compare?
– Additional important requirements we should add?
– If you are taking an online course why are you taking it?
– Are there any drop dead start or go-dead dates?
– What are good examples of online learning communities?
– What data fields are targeted for migration?
– What does it mean to you?
Market penetration Critical Criteria:
Air ideas re Market penetration results and get answers.
– How do senior leaders actions reflect a commitment to the organizations Technology strategy values?
– Meeting the challenge: are missed Technology strategy opportunities costing us money?
– How do we know that any Technology strategy analysis is complete and comprehensive?
Marketing plan Critical Criteria:
Be clear about Marketing plan risks and define what do we need to start doing with Marketing plan.
– Is the promotion consistent with the product positioning and other marketing plans?
– Who are the people involved in developing and implementing Technology strategy?
– Why should we adopt a Technology strategy framework?
Moore’s law Critical Criteria:
Map Moore’s law risks and find the essential reading for Moore’s law researchers.
– Do we cover the five essential competencies-Communication, Collaboration,Innovation, Adaptability, and Leadership that improve an organizations ability to leverage the new Technology strategy in a volatile global economy?
– Why are Technology strategy skills important?
Project Socrates Critical Criteria:
Think carefully about Project Socrates governance and maintain Project Socrates for success.
– What will be the consequences to the business (financial, reputation etc) if Technology strategy does not go ahead or fails to deliver the objectives?
– Does the Technology strategy task fit the clients priorities?
Project portfolio management Critical Criteria:
Scan Project portfolio management results and overcome Project portfolio management skills and management ineffectiveness.
– Who will be responsible for making the decisions to include or exclude requested changes once Technology strategy is underway?
– What sources do you use to gather information for a Technology strategy study?
– What is project portfolio management?
Return on investment Critical Criteria:
Consider Return on investment risks and don’t overlook the obvious.
– How important are hard measurements that show return on investment compared to soft measurements that demonstrate customer satisfaction and public perception?
– Do several people in different organizational units assist with the Technology strategy process?
– Does the expected return on investment (roi) of this new collection justify putting it in place?
– What knowledge, skills and characteristics mark a good Technology strategy project manager?
– What are specific Technology strategy Rules to follow?
– Is Return on Investment addressed?
SWOT analysis Critical Criteria:
Nurse SWOT analysis goals and figure out ways to motivate other SWOT analysis users.
– What are our best practices for minimizing Technology strategy project risk, while demonstrating incremental value and quick wins throughout the Technology strategy project lifecycle?
– When was your last SWOT analysis for Internal Audit?
Second half of the chessboard Critical Criteria:
Wrangle Second half of the chessboard tasks and stake your claim.
– What is the source of the strategies for Technology strategy strengthening and reform?
– Are we making progress? and are we making progress as Technology strategy leaders?
– What are the short and long-term Technology strategy goals?
Strategy Critical Criteria:
Discuss Strategy goals and optimize Strategy leadership as a key to advancement.
– What tools do you use once you have decided on a Technology strategy strategy and more importantly how do you choose?
– Describe how fees are determined for this product. Are fees a function of the expected alpha of the strategy?
– Who determines the IT security staffing and recruitment strategy in your organization?
– What evidence is there that your strategy will be successful in the future?
– What primary strategy do you recommend for a newly presented SKU?
– What market conditions would favor and not favor your strategy?
– Can I explain our corporate Cybersecurity strategy to others?
– What do we need to know to achieve the strategy weve set?
– What are the most important components of any DevOps strategy?
– Metadata; is there a metadata strategy?
– Do you need a taxonomy strategy?
Web content management Critical Criteria:
Infer Web content management governance and raise human resource and employment practices for Web content management.
– What are our needs in relation to Technology strategy skills, labor, equipment, and markets?
– How can we improve Technology strategy?
Web site Critical Criteria:
Group Web site results and work towards be a leading Web site expert.
– 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?
– 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?
– Who is responsible for ensuring appropriate resources (time, people and money) are allocated to Technology strategy?
– 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?
– What will drive Technology strategy change?
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:
Maximize IT With Technology Strategy | Accenture Strategy
Business strategy External links:
Business Strategy Game Simulation
Business Strategy | Coursera
Chief Technology Officer External links:
octo | Office of the Chief Technology Officer
Title Chief Technology Officer Jobs, Employment | Indeed.com
What Is a Chief Technology Officer?
Competitive advantage External links:
[PDF]The Value Chain From Competitive Advantage , by …
10 Ways The US Has A Competitive Advantage – Business Insider
Competitive Advantage – Investopedia
Corporate strategy External links:
Corporate strategy (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
Job Description of a Corporate Strategy Advisor | Chron.com
[PPT]Corporate Strategy: Central Issue
http://www.csun.edu/~rk33883/Corporate Strategy no BCG.ppt
Defense Intelligence Agency External links:
About DIA – Defense Intelligence Agency
Defense Intelligence Agency Salaries | CareerBliss
[PDF]Defense Intelligence Agency FCGR – National Archives
Digital strategy External links:
B2B Online Europe 2017 | The B2B Digital Strategy …
VA Digital Strategy
Digital Strategy at NSF | NSF – National Science Foundation
Enterprise architecture External links:
Enterprise Architecture – CDT Services
Enterprise Architecture Center of Excellence
Information technology External links:
Rebelmail | UNLV Office of Information Technology (OIT)
OHIO: Office of Information Technology |About Email
Umail | University Information Technology Services
Learning management system External links:
OnBoard Learning Management System by Industrial …
LBCC’s Student Learning Management System (LMS)
SLMS – New York Statewide Learning Management System
Market penetration External links:
Ansoff Matrix – Market Penetration Strategy
How to Develop Market Penetration | Chron.com
Market Penetration – Commentary Magazine
Moore’s law External links:
Moore’s Law | Definition of Moore’s Law by Merriam-Webster
Project Socrates External links:
Project Socrates – Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
Project portfolio management External links:
Project Portfolio Management Software | Deltek PPM
Service & Project Portfolio Management Platform | …
Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management …
Return on investment External links:
How to Calculate a Monthly Return on Investment – Fidelity
Return on Investment (ROI) Calculator – Financial …
My Return on Investment – Capella University
SWOT analysis External links:
Personal SWOT Analysis – Career Planning from MindTools.com
SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses Opportunities, …
[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