630 – Organization Leadership and Decision Making
IT process planning is an
integral part of the way a company functions and establishes the way it has to
grow. There are many such instances as to when an IT process has to go through
a complete check in case it has to be expanded or grow in its field. Its plans
have to be implemented within a short period of time as they tend to become obsolete.
By the time IT comes up with a different process the previous one becomes
obsolete. IT does not always have a clear picture of the business and it has to
understand what the business actually needs. Its plans are often rigid and unverifiable and
they do not have the dependencies to support the long term goal of an
Organization. In case of the Mod meters case Study IT has to develop two new
strategies for the company which will materialize into opportunities’ for the
organization in the future. These opportunities have to be met with a
systematic IT planning process so the implementation does not take much time
and remains to the standard the company requires to take the right decisions.
There are many strategies that can be implemented in the structure of the
company to its advantage like various analysis tools like SWOT analysis, GAP
analysis t etc.
an IT Planning Process for ModMeters
The IT planning process is an
important aspect from companies’ perspective and helps us understand how a
company can function and what its different aspects are in terms of. Mod meters
are trying to understand as to where the company should be and how the company
should move forward. In terms of understand the requirements of the team it is
important as ho the business functions and on the basis of that there are
certain decisions and changes the company will have to take. These changes are
calculated on the basis of performance of each company and how the company
weeks the future. There are certain requirements which the company has to
fulfill based on the discussion they had during the meeting. (Bell and Gerrard 2004).
The mod meters IT team has two new
strategies to implement but do not have the required funding for it since the
CIO has kept a tight screw on the budget which has to allocated to the IT team.
This makes it more difficult for the team to understand what the requirements
would be and hence there has to be proper planning process for the
implementation and the process work for the company. The other VPs had an edge
over the IT department and hence this helped them understand the process flow
of their particular team. The firm has grown considerably in strength with
profits increasing and hence addressing the portfolio of how much has to be
spent is as important as the way IT planning takes place. (McDonald and Bace 2004).
The strategic IT planning process
goes from Point A to Point B. This is the reason why it is important to make
sure that there strategic efficiency and they are represented effectively.
Having an effective strategy determine how the further road will be and how the
process will be. It is also important that there is proper execution of the
process. The IT planning process for ModMeters can generally take around 3 to 4
months to implement which indirectly can make sure that three is proper
resources provided and they are implemented in the right ways. The IT strategy planning can be divided into
multiple phases and how the company wishes to go is determined by the company
either it can be fast or it can be slow. Moving at what pace determines how the
pace of the team you would want to keep and leverage the resources’
Duration for IT planning process:-
The phases can be divided into 1-
2 weeks of time depending on how much each strategy requires time:
One hour meetings can
be conducted with the CEO, Strategic director and Facilitator.
would help collect more information and determine as to what strategy is to be
determined for the company.
Questions to ask the
business are dependent on how the business view what is to be happened during
the further process of the business:-
Who is in your planning team?
Who will be the business process owner
of the strategic team of your organization?
From 12 months from now how would you
embark and see the initiatives of the organization whether they have
implemented or not?
Planning team members will be told about
their roles and responsibilities’ accordingly they can plan which way they want
to go ahead.
After establishing the planning team
members the planning schedule is established
Going forward the existing planning
information and secondary data is collected.
After this process all the major changes
are established and then these changes are made to implement in the companies
The following action items can be helped
to determine the process changes:
Determine the organization is ready to
implement the changes according to the changes which are expected.
Making sure that the strategic planning
team is well established and is taken care of.
It is important to make sure and collect
information and to make upcoming decisions for the company.
Following are the steps requires for
STEP 1- Determine
organizational readiness for Mod meters
Set up your planning process for readiness
and for success. Questions to ask
Are there certain conditions criteria
being met and are there any pitfalls for which they can be avoided.
STEP 2- Develop your
team and schedule for Mod meters Team Management:-
It is necessary to know as to who
will be your strategic partner to be in your strategic team as that determines
what the next steps are. What the staff says and how will you create a plan.
The mod meters team has to develop a proper schedule for the company to make it
profitable in the long run. A proper plan sets place for a more developed IT
infrastructure with the right amount of balance.
STEP 3 – Collect
current data of Mod Meters:-
When you know what the strategy is
for Mod Meters then have to correct the following data so that you have the
last strategic plan, a proper vision statement and a mission statement, making
sure you have a business plan, having financial records for the last four
years, generating a marketing plan and having other information figured out
such as last year’s SWOT analysis.
with current statistics and plan gives the organization a broader perspective
and outlook for the long-term issues. Data can be read in terms of the past
record of the companies budgeting and spending depending on which the company
can decide to go ahead with next steps of the project.
STEP 4- Review
After you have collected the data
make sure you have all the required information to meet with the facilitator of
the Mod Meters facilitator and the strategy director,
the trends, Identify the weaknesses or strengths of the organization, and also
make sure you have a plan or that you are going along the market. Once all data
has been gathered the data becomes easy to access and also make sure to have it
been reviewed once they have been analyzed by the respective departments of the
The conclusion is that for
the Mod meters to achieve its financial stability and to make sure that the
company has all the right budget in the right department it is important to
understand and have a strategy in place. An IT planning process laid out above
is the right process to execute and gather the requirements for the Mod meters. Hence spending the money in case of the Mod
meters case is important as specified by Brian who is the CIO of the company.
As the company grows bigger there is always a possibility to change and
implement new strategies. From mod meters perspective it is even more important
to find the right approach since they are trying to expand in the whole of
North America. In case they need to make their presence felt they have to have
all their necessary strengths, time and money be spent in the right direction.
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