He provides some guidelines to ensure that IT is contributing to the advancement of their organization’s strategic goals and objectives.
- They proactively involve IT Business Partners in the strategic planning process.
- They make sure their IT Business Partners are meeting regularly with external customers.
- They make sure there is an investment vetting process that connects IT investments to strategic plans on an ongoing bases.
- They make sure that investments either drive top or bottom-line benefits, and that metrics are in place that measure investment success.
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Joe is spot on, there should be no such things as IT projects, only business projects with IT content. That is achieved thru a close working relationship and strong alignment with business goals.