IFSM 301 IT Strategic Plan, Part 2 New Work
IFSM 301 IT Strategic Plan, Part 2 NEW
IT Strategic Plan, Part 2
Before you begin this assignment, be sure you have read the “Wobbly Wheels Case Study” and the feedback you received on your IT Strategic Plan Part 1 assignment. Also, be sure you have read the chapters in the textbook that have been assigned to this point.
Purpose of this Assignment
apply best practices in information technology management and governance to make, defend, and justify an IT decision• identify, define, and explain the concepts of information technology governance and management •This assignment gives you the opportunity to apply the course concepts to complete the development of an Information Technology Strategic Plan (ITSP) to support the strategic direction of Wobbly Wheels Distribution Company (WW). This assignment specifically addresses the following course outcomes to enable you to:
IT Strategic Plan for Wobbly Wheels Distribution Company
For the previous assignment, you developed Part 1 of an IT Strategic Plan for WW. For this assignment,
you will incorporate any needed changes resulting from the feedback you received on your Part 1
assignment and you will add Part 2. Part 2 will include an IT project that you are proposing that WW
undertake. This new project will be included in the IT Portfolio section of Part 2, and will be further
described in a future assignment, the “IT Decision Paper.” The entire ITSP will be submitted as a single
document for this assignment.
First, you should make any changes to your Part 1 assignment, as indicated in the feedback you received.
Then, you will develop Part 2 of the ITSP for Wobbly Wheels, using the outline below, and add it to Part
1. A single, complete ITSP, with both Parts 1 and 2 will be submitted for this assignment. Note that Part
2 includes a project you are proposing that WW undertakes. In addition to the course materials, at least
one external resource (resource other than those provided in the class) must be used. A separate
References page should be included. Remember to use the APA formatting rules and correctly cite and
reference your sources with APA format. Use the Grading Rubric to be sure you have covered
everything. Submit your paper as a Microsoft Word document, or a document that can be read using
Word, with your last name included in the filename.
Please use this outline to build Part 2 of your IT Strategic Plan. Use the numbering and headings shown
1. IT Strategies - Write at least three IT strategies and explain how they align to one or more of the
business strategies, including the compliance requirements, articulated in the Case Study. If
these business strategies were not included in your Part 1 paper, you should add these strategies
into Part 1 prior to submitting this assignment. When the full ITSP is submitted for this
assignment, there should be a clear link between the business strategies in Part 1 and the IT
Strategies in Part 2. Provide at least one internal IT strategy and two business enabling IT
strategies. Refer to Chapter 9. For an explanation of internal and external IT strategies, see the
portion of the text just prior to Table 9.2.
2. IT Portfolio – As stated in the textbook, Chapter 9: “The summary of your strategy is your
overall IT road map and includes the expected time frame to deliver your strategy.
Recommendations in this area include organizing your road map by key business partners, such
as sales and marketing, and using a six-quarter time frame. Six quarters provides adequate time
to deliver programs that may take more than one year to complete and provides visibility into the
organization's longer-term strategy.” Although the roadmap shown in Figure 9.3 identifies
projects that are approved/proposed, along with projects that have been delayed from their
original delivery date; for purposes of this assignment, only the projected timeframes to develop
the projects are required. Create a roadmap, similar to the one in the textbook, Chapter 9,
Figure 9.3. The table below is similar to Figure 9.3; it shows the five functional areas of an
example company and two systems for each area. To develop your roadmap, use a table like the
one below; you can copy the table, insert the functional areas and systems that are discussed in
the Case Study, and use ‘insert shape – rectangle’ to insert the bars showing the timeframes for
development of each. The functional areas and projects in development, and their timeframes
should be extracted from the Case Study. Be sure to include an introductory paragraph to
explain the table that will follow.