Strategy Workshops: IT as a Business enabler


 

As part of my Web 2.0 / Edge work I have been visiting a number of customers and interestingly enough most are interested in a 1-2 day strategy workshop around IT as a business enabler for the future. I haven’t really done anything like this before so I have had to come up with my own workshop format which goes something like this:


 


First Half day


Vision for the company


Company culture


Customers / consumer types and attributes


Revenue models


“Product” Lifecycle in customer


Present products


Products in development


Systems, architectures and technologies in use


 


Second Half day


Opportunity areas


Selection criteria for opportunities


Detailed opportunities (5 or 6)


Opportunity stank Ranking and Rating


 


Third Half day


For top two or three ranked opportunities:


Description and outline storyboard


Technical investment


Architecture


Action plan / responsibilities and dates


 


This seems to work pretty well for me.


Comments (4)

  1. Anonymous says:

     

    Well the ongoing discussion about web 2.0 and SOA has been fun but all rather academic. Whilst…

  2. Anonymous says:

    Investigating further into the whole strategic planning area I found a couple of good wikipedia articles:…

  3. Anonymous says:

     

    Inside Microsoft we have a twice yearly set of technical training for the people in the field…

  4. Anonymous says:

    I have been thinking a lot more over the whole area of strategy and Strategic Workshops and came across…

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