How to Write a Great Information Technology Strategic Plan - and Thrill Your Ceo

Author: Thomas S. Ireland

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781468177640

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 100

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This book is written for the strategic planner who, if they do their job right, makes it possible for the rest of us to stay employed. Their ability to clearly envision the future of the marketplace, the competition and the enterprise means the difference between long term success and failure. The strategic planner's skill is vital and their decisions may be of broader consequence than those of most others in the organization. Their ability to put all this information into a concise, clear, energizing, action oriented Vision Statement can make the difference between organizational success or failure over the long term. The purpose of this book is to pass along the result of a series of business and personal experiences and the teachings and guidance of some great mentors. Those experiences and mentors combined over time to provide a set of skills and knowledge about how to develop simple, clear information technology strategic plans supporting long term enterprise objectives. Along the way I've developed a set of rules that are useful for strategic planners and leaders. This book presents a streamlined planning tool for the information technology strategic planner that can be used effectively in any type of organization whether it is a corporation, non-profit or government enterprise. Through a series of logical steps it requires the technology planner to first understand the vision, infrastructure and operation of the enterprise they are supporting. Using this information a complementary vision and infrastructure are developed for the IT group supporting the enterprise. The desired objective is an IT plan that not only supports, but also enhances, the ability of the enterprise to achieve its business or competitive objectives. An excellent tool that results is a one page Guiding Document that states in clear terms the Strategic Target, the Benefits provided by the Strategic Plan, and the Action Items that will be taken by the team to achieve those Benefits. This planning methodology has successfully been used by the author for more than a decade.

How to Create a Great Information Technology Vision -- and Thrill Your CEO

Author: Thomas S. Ireland

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781479220786

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 72

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This book is written for the information technology planner responsible for setting the IT Vision for their enterprise. This IT Visionary is the person who, if they do their job right, makes it possible for their enterprise to achieve excellence. The strategic planner's ability to clearly envision the future of the marketplace, the competition and the enterprise means the difference between long term success and failure. This visionary's skill is vital and their decisions may be of broader consequence than those of most others in the organization. Their ability to put all this information into a concise, clear, energizing, action oriented plan can make the difference between organizational success or failure over the long term. This book shows how to develop and and implement an information technology vision that doesn't just support and enterprise It enhances the enterprise's potential for achieving excellence! This book presents a streamlined planning tool for the information technology strategic planner that can be used effectively in any type of organization whether it is a corporation, non-profit or government enterprise. Through a series of logical steps it guides the technology planner toward first understanding the vision, infrastructure and operation of the enterprise they are supporting. Using this information a complementary vision and infrastructure are developed for the IT group supporting the enterprise. The inevitable result is an IT plan that not only supports, but also enhances, the ability of the enterprise to achieve its business or competitive objectives. This planning methodology has successfully been used by the author for more than a decade and is now being used by many others.

Business Communication: Process and Product

Author: Mary Ellen Guffey,Dana Loewy

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305081854

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 704

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BUSINESS COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRODUCT, 8e, is designed to prepare students for success in today’s digital workplace. The textbook presents the basics of communicating in the workplace, using social media in a professional environment, working in teams, becoming a good listener, and presenting individual and team presentations. Authors Mary Ellen Guffey and Dana Loewy also offer a wealth of ideas for writing resumes and cover letters, participating in interviews, and completing follow-up activities. Optional grammar coverage in each chapter, including a comprehensive grammar guide in the end-of-book appendix, helps students improve their English language skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Supervision: Concepts and Practices of Management

Author: Edwin C. Leonard,Kelly A. Trusty

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305464885

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 656

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Differentiate yourself in a competitive marketplace with SUPERVISION: CONCEPTS AND PRACTICES OF MANAGEMENT, 13E. A blend of traditional management concepts and emerging insights, the text draws from the authors' firsthand business experience to deliver the leadership skills hiring managers want but rarely find in new recruits. This comprehensive single source for supervisory management expertise addresses the most critical challenges in business today, including globalization, economic turbulence, transitional and temporary workers, virtual employees, technology, outsourcing, and downsizing. Hands-on and practical, the text complements chapter readings with skill-building techniques and captivating video cases from well-known organizations, letting you experience supervisory roles yourself. Special attention to diversity and ethics also helps you develop a better sense of life beyond the classroom and enhances the text's extensive coverage of communication, decision making, conflict resolution, and other essential supervisory skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Business at the Speed of Now

Fire Up Your People, Thrill Your Customers, and Crush Your Competitors

Author: John M. Bernard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118175379

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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A technology-enabled management philosophy to accelerate yourorganization Business at the Speed of Now delivers a new real-timemanagement philosophy and system to leaders looking for betterresults in today's constantly changing market. Companies thatinspire and equip employees and expect them to seize opportunitiesand solve problems in the now will enjoy a distinct competitiveadvantage in a world where speed matters most. Get systematicadvice on how to build an integrated and transparent managementsystem, enabled by cloud computing and internal social networks.Use this comprehensive guide to create a NOW organization whereeveryone boldly pursues every opportunity every time. The vast majority of businesses cling to a THEN management modeland philosophy designed to prevent immediate action. In thispractical handbook, you'll learn how to apply technology to thethree essential types of work: Fundamentals (routine work thatconsumes 95 percent of all resources), Breakthroughs (initiativesthat can change the game), and Problems (daily challenges andcrises that occur in all organizations). Provides a wealth of real-world examples, assessments, tools,guidelines, and checklists that enable readers to apply theconcepts immediately Offers practical tools for building accountability andtransparency into every position, thereby eliminating the looseends that so often cause business execution to stumble Presents the groundbreaking insights of John Bernard, an experton management theory and practice, the use of social media insidethe organization, and the modern workforce, whose company, MassIngenuity, consults around the world and develops Web-based toolsto support real-time management Set your organization free from the old THEN management waysthat no longer get the results you need. Adopt the new NOWmanagement thinking and the state-of-the-art tools that will getyour organization doing business at the speed of now.