The Business Strategy is executed by IT:

The Business Strategy is executed by IT:

Business Architecture

Confirm Business Vision: Articulate strategic intent, Business objectives, Business drivers.

Articulate the Business Value Proposition: Translate (Articulate) Business Vision to Business Architecture Vision & Business Architecture, Vision of Business Architecture “to be”: state “where we need to go”, “where we are now” & “how we need to proceed”, Architecture principles, Business principles, Technology principles, Build business case & roll out (with Roadmap).

Deliver the Business Architecture: Translate Business Architecture Vision to Business Architecture, Vision of Business Architecture “to be”: state “where we need to go”, “where we are now” & “how we need to proceed”.

Translate the Business Vision to an IT Vision: Vision of IT “to be state”: “where we need to go”, “where we are now” & “how we need to proceed”, Regulatory requirements, Technology guiding principles, IT Governance guiding principles (process & organise decisions).

Set the IT Value Proposition Baseline: Set fundamentals of a service business, Process view, Establish Total Cost of Ownership and IT baseline with cost/value/risk, Activity based financial view, Service portfolio view, Value contribution view, Customer consumption view.

Draw the Roadmap: Construct the IT Business Model and Value Proposition, Define IT “to be state”: “where we need to go”, “where we are now” & “how we need to proceed” with established KPI’s, Report gap analysis findings, Design IT plan through a project portfolio, Cost out the plan (budget), Develop consensus, business case for change.

Design the IT Value Proposition: Design the service strategy, Articulate governance principles, Define project teams, Engage customer ‘buy in’, Design KPI’s, Define & validate service pricing, Design the performance measurement system.

Build the IT Value Proposition: Implement the project portfolio, Engage Organisational change, Control IT (measure outcome to set objectives), Capture KPI’s & Measure performance, Enforce governance.

To Perform Effective IT Governance: Transform the IT Business Model, Measure KPI trends and targets, Meet business objectives, Control cost, Measure Delivery performance, Manage change, Continuous service & process improvement, Process roll out (articulation & integration), Execute strategic intent.


I would invite you to discover my new book Deliver Business Value with IT! – Design, Build and Run Effective IT Strategy execution to business needs. @ and soon also on apple store, Amazon,  Barnes and Noble.

Teaser @

What the reviewers said: “Deliver Business Value with IT” is an extremely solid piece of work that comes across as the A-Z reference of how to execute and implement IT strategy from a CIO level perspective. The reader will learn robust approaches to deliver services designed to support IT and Business drivers. The perspective that Martin spells out permits an overview of how to leverage existing frameworks but also to effectively support the execution of an IT Strategy aligned with the Business Strategy.

(Jean-Louis Leignel, Ex CIO of the Schneider Electric Group ; past vice-chairman of ISACA (Information System Audit and Control Association), of ISACA’s IT Governance Committee and of the AFAI association (ISACA’s french chapter))


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