Five Steps to Building An Agile Technology Strategy Dashboard

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  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 21 pages
  • Nemertes Research
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Most IT professionals have had a technology strategy, architecture, and roadmap in place for years, if not decades, typically in the form of PowerPoint or Word documents. And the team likely follows the same (tired) routine for updating them: Yearly, possibly quarterly reviews, with a “group huddle” followed by manual updates.

That approach might have worked for previous business leaders, who executed against multiyear business strategies.

But in today’s lean, startup environment, the slow-and-steady approach no longer applies. Businesses want to be able to turn on a dime, utilizing agile and “lean startup” methodologies, and delivering new products to market in days to weeks, rather than months to years.

And they want their IT strategies to pivot with them, or even ahead of them. As companies embrace digital transformation, they’re looking to their IT professionals to lead the way. To do that, IT leaders need up-to-date tools and processes for crafting strategic dashboards that are dynamic, responsive, and aligned with business needs.
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Executive Summary
The Issue: Making Sense Out Of Complexity
The Challenge: Conducting Business At Startup Speed
What Is Digital Transformation And Why Does It Matter?
The Vision Of The Lean Startup
Small Batch Production
Iterative Feedback
Hypothesis-Driven Development
Short Sprints
Sandboxing
From Lean Enterprise To Strategic Dashboards
Step 1: How To Craft A Clear Strategic Plan
Vision? Optional. Strategy? Not So Much.
Building A Strategy: The Blueprint
Step 2: Selecting Metrics That Matter
The Three Characteristics Of Highly Effective Metrics
Step 3: How To Develop For Your Audience
Forest? Trees? Or Both?
Step 4: Selecting The Right Platform
Build Or Buy?
General-Purpose Tools And Suites
Off-The-Shelf Options
Project Management/Strategic Planning Solutions
It-As-A-Service Suites
Step 5: Moving Forward With Implementation
Conclusion And Recommendations
For More Help: Further Guidance And Bibliography
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If you’re like most IT professionals, you have a technology strategy. It may even include an architecture and a roadmap. But does it include a dynamic, real-time dashboard? Are there metrics? Can you track your organization’s performance against it? And can it adapt rapidly to pivots in business priorities? If not, you probably need to rethink the tools and processes you’re using to manage your technology strategy.
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