Solution for Information Systems Management 8th Edition Chapter 4, Problem 1

by Barbara McNurlin Ralph Sprague Tung Bui
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Chapter 4, Problem 1 : 2. Identify and describe several reasons why strategic...

2. Identify and describe several reasons why strategic systems planning is so difficult.


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2. Business Goals and Systems Plans Need to AlignStrategic business goals are often thought to be extremely sensitive.

Technologies Are Rapidly ChangingHow can you plan when the technology is changing so rapidly?

Companies Need Portfolios Rather Than Projects—Projects must be evaluated on more than their individual merits.

Infrastructure Development Is Difficult to Fund—It is extremely difficult to get funding just to develop or improve infrastructure.

Responsibility Needs to Be Joint—Systems planning initiated by and driven by the CIO is not proving as effective as systems planning done by a full partnership.

Other planning issues—These include the tensions between top-down versus bottom-up approach, radical change versus continuous improvement, the planning culture with which systems planning must be compatible, and so on.


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