Business stakeholders are not programmed to come to IT with their requirements and expectations for projects. At the beginning of the project, when the need for stakeholder and IT alignment is critical, you must conduct structured interviews with key stakeholders.
Use of this interview guide will allow IT leaders to identify and understand:
- Business integration opportunities and business needs.
- IT's current role in enabling business objectives.
- IT capability gaps.
- How the stakeholder will help IT fulfill its needs.
Leverage the insight from these interviews to align IT’s priorities with business stakeholders’ strategic objectives.