What does technology planning mean in your organization? If someone asked you for your technology plan, could you show it to them? How far out in time does it reach? Is it just a list with some implementation dates for projects that you want to accomplish this year? Don't laugh, I've seen this scenario too often.
So what should a technology plan look like? Among other parts, your technology plan should contain:
- an overall view of your current infrastructure, application, and database environment,
- a description of your target environment, linked to your business objectives,
- a set of high-level plans and projects to move you towards your target, and
- a process to keep the plan up-to-date.
In terms of how far out your technology plan should target, I recommend three years. Any less, and your plan will be too tactical in nature. Any more, and it's very difficult to deal with rapidly changing technology environments. If your processes are built around ITIL there is already a roadmap for you to follow.
If you're unsure about how to get started, give us a call, we can help.
If you'd like to learn more about how Consulere Partners can assist you in developing you technology plans, contact me at (732) 798-5965 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org