Strategic information systems planning : critical factors to an effective SISP endeavour

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Strategic information systems planning : critical factors to an effective SISP endeavour

 

Author: Poon, Peter
Title: Strategic information systems planning : critical factors to an effective SISP endeavour
Degree: M.B.A.
Year: 1993
Subject: Strategic planning -- Data processing
Management information systems
Hong Kong Polytechnic -- Dissertations
Department: Dept. of Management
Pages: 71 leaves ; 28 cm
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b1150955
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/505
Abstract: This paper attempts to add some insights into the Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP) literature based on a local case study. Independent variables representing approach to SISP and planning behaviour were selected for analysis in the case study. Executive interviews revealed that strategic planning process was largely affected by organisation structural factors, the stage of infusion of information technology (IT) and strategic management styles that were defined in terms of three dimensions, namely, planning influence & control; aspiration level of planning and organisational conditions for planning. It was also noted that the success of a methodology was greatly dependent on the IS executive rather than the selected methodology itself. A new way of approaching Information Systems (IS) planning was required in the search of strategic opportunities. The business information systems would be designed from a different perspective apart from the operational way of thinking paradigm. IT becomes a primary vehicle for effecting business changes. There is a growing trend for Information Systems (IS) executives to play the role of business planner in an organisation. The IS executives of the 90's become a new sort of information czar, someone with a broad mission and a strong business focus with the support of IS steering committee or business planning group will develop the organisation's Information Technology (IT) strategies and business information systems that meet its business goals.

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