target audience: TECH BUYER  Publication date: Mar 2020 - Document type: Tech Buyer Presentation - Doc  Document number: # US46116320

Aligning Agile IT with Business Horizons: A Critical Planning Tool

By:  Alizabeth Calder Loading


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This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation enables CIOs and senior IT leaders to align their companies' foundational technology investments with business-driven planning. Using IDC's Digital Transformation Use Case Taxonomy: IT Organization (IDC #US44953319, January 2020) as a guide, the presentation first provides tools for aligning digital strategy with board and senior leadership priorities. Then it helps the executive overlay what IT must have in place to deliver the strategic business DX priorities and build a communication strategy. Finally, the presentation examines three industries and practices for employing digital transformation use cases to create a digital foundation for success.

"Effective business strategies for digital transformation depend on the IT organization's ability to support and enable the enterprise," says Alizabeth Calder, adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP). "Agile IT planning is a foundational parallel mission to enable the measurable outcomes that contribute to high-value transformation initiatives."


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