Strategic Information Systems Planning (Literature Review)

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Strategic Information Systems Planning (Literature Review)

By | December 2006
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Literature Review
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Strategic Information Systems Planning

Contents

1. Introduction
2. Evolution of SISP
3. Stages of SISP
3.1 Inverted U- curve: Law of diminishing returns
3.2 Optimization of planning process
4. Factors influencing decision-making
4.1 Environmental factors
4.1.1 SISP Performance in an uncertain environment
4.1.2 Environmental assessment in strategic information systems planning 4.1.2.1 Hypotheses Testing
4.1.3 Uncertainty in SISP Due To Environmental Factors
4.2 SIS and Its Interface with the CEO
4.3 Alignment of SISP with Corporate Strategy
4.4 Flexibility in SISP v/s Returns For the Firm
5. Frameworks/Models for SISP
5.1 Web Information Systems Planning Framework
5.2 Fuzzy Cognitive Maps (FCMs) for SISP modeling
5.3 Output Driven IS Planning
5.4 System Dynamics approach to strategic IT planning 5.5 CIO-Top management support model
5.6 Portfolio model
6. Comparison of Models of SISP
7. Recent Researches
8. Future Scope of SISP
9. Conclusion
10. References

Abstract
Information has emerged as an agent of integration and the enabler of new competitiveness for today's enterprise in the global marketplace. However, has the paradigm of strategic planning changed sufficiently to support the new role of information systems and technology? We have attempted to review the literature to find the influence of SISP in evolving the strategies of any organization. The report explores stages that SISP evolves through and the factors which influence decision making in various stages, some of the factors being support from top management, understanding of the external and internal environment, coping with uncertainties of environment by effectively balancing between rationality-adaptability. The degree of effectiveness of planning process is however limited by the degree of comprehensiveness of planning involved....

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