With an understanding of the target and current states, it's time to conduct a gap analysis, create a roadmap, and finalize the strategy. This phase will take you through the following activities:

  • Identify gaps in IT capabilities to reach the target state.
  • Identify current IT initiatives and then define their links to IT and business goals.
  • Identify new IT initiatives from each of the seven perspectives based on capability changes.
  • Create profiles for each defined initiative to understand business benefits, risks, funding, and dependencies.
  • Secure strategy approval through budgeting and roadmapping.
  • Establish a process for communicating and refreshing the IT strategy.

Use this phase as part of the full blueprint Rapidly Develop an IT Strategy.

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