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How to IT Strategy

22 EpisodesProduced by Richard SageWebsite

How can you create a great IT Strategy? In this podcast Richard Sage, CTIO and recovering Consultant, focuses on how to create a great IT Strategy, covering process, methodology and techniques that can be used and providing pragmatic, road-tested approaches to creating a great IT strategy

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Strategy drives strategy drives strategy

June 2nd, 2021


In this episode we discuss the scenario where you need to create an IT Strategy but there is a lack of clarity around the Business strategy that …

IT Strategy Elevator Pitch

May 27th, 2021


In this episode we discuss why it can be useful to think about what your IT Strategy ‘elevator pitch’ is and how you can make sure you’ve got one up …

Why IT Strategy?

March 24th, 2021


In this episode we talk about 4 reasons (there are more) why an IT Strategy is essential for any business.

3 Steps to improve your IT Strategy

March 16th, 2021


In this episode we talk through 3 simple steps you can take to improve your IT Strategy

Credit: Episode Photo by Kyle Smith on Unsplash

Why do IT Strategies fail?

February 15th, 2021


In this episode we talk about common reasons why IT Strategies fail, what failure means in the context of IT Strategy and what you can do to avoid common pitfalls and maximise your strategies chance of success

Business Capability Models and IT Strategy

January 17th, 2021


In this Episode we talk about Business Capability models, what they are and why they are useful when you are thinking about and developing your IT …

Current State IT Architecture

December 9th, 2020


In this Episode we will cover what is essential for us to understand about the IT Current State to ensure we can accurately develop an IT Strategy from the correct starting point. In order to know where we are heading …

Value Streams and IT Strategy

December 3rd, 2020


In this Episode we talk about Value Streams, what they are and why you should use them when developing your IT Strategy. Value Streams are an …

Demand Statements and IT Strategy

November 19th, 2020


In this Episode we talk about what i like to call Demand Statements, what they are, why they are useful in developing your IT Strategy and how to …

IT Strategy Vision and Mission

October 26th, 2020


In this ‘How to IT Strategy’ episode we discuss how to nail down your IT Strategy Vision and Mission statements, why it’s a good thing to do and techniques we can use to help come up with good ones :)

Assessing your team's ability to execute your IT Strategy

October 21st, 2020


In this episode we discuss techniques that you can use to help you think about your team’s capabilities so that you are clear on areas of deficiency …

IT Strategy Principles

October 18th, 2020


In this Episode we will discuss the value in defining Principles as part of your IT Strategy, we’ll discuss what they are, how they can be used and why you need them.

Structured Interviews: how to optimise learning from stakeholders to inform your IT Strategy

October 3rd, 2020


In this episode we’ll discuss techniques to make sure you get the most value out of your time with stakeholders. Stakeholder interviews are an …

Suppliers and IT Strategy

September 27th, 2020


An important part of defining the current state of IT in order to inform your IT Strategy involves developing and making explicit your current …

IT Culture and Strategy

September 12th, 2020


In this episode we discuss the importance of understanding company and IT Culture and provide a simple 5 step process to do just that and help inform …

Analysing the business to inform your IT Strategy

July 25th, 2020


In this week’s episode we  talk about some techniques that I find useful to analyse and understand your business in order to inform your IT Strategy. …

Stakeholders in IT Strategy

July 14th, 2020


In the previous episode we discussed key things to consider in the mobilisation phase and talked about the importance of effective stakeholder …

Mobilising the creation of an IT Strategy

July 6th, 2020


In this episode we start to delve into some key things to consider right at the start of your IT Strategy journey, in what I’d term the Mobilisation phase and discuss important elements of mobilisation such as: …

Do you need Consultants to create a great IT Strategy?

July 2nd, 2020


In this episode we discuss what value external consultants might bring to the creation of an IT strategy, some scenarios in which it can work and …

IT Strategy Mistakes

June 19th, 2020


In this episode i talk about 3 examples of mistakes i've made when trying to create great IT Strategies and what i've learnt from those mistakes.

The IT Strategy Creation Process

June 9th, 2020


In this episode I summarise the process i’ve used in multiple companies to create great IT Strategies. that covers Mobilisation, Discovery, Analysis, …

What makes a great IT Strategy? What are the essential elements?

June 5th, 2020


In our first episode i set out to very quickly answer the question what is strategy? and then focus in on some essential elements that i believe make a great IT Strategy.

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