Project #80985 - Alignment of IT Strategy and Business Strategy

Alignment of IT Strategy and Business Strategy

The SLP for this final module in the course involves the ongoing issue of the alignment of business strategy and IT strategy.

Eric Berkman (2001, January 24), Why we're still talking about alignment, CIO Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.cio.com.au/article/38724/why_we_re_still_talking_about_alignment/

IT University of Goteborg (2013), Aligning IT Strategy with Business Strategy Through The Balanced Scorecard, Retrieved from http://www.techrepublic.com/whitepapers/aligning-it-strategy-with-business-strategy-through-the-balanced-scorecard/287956

Allan Holmes (2007, January 1) The ROI of Alignment. CIO Online. Retrieved from http://www.cio.com/article/27969/The_ROI_of_Alignment

When you've read through the articles and perused relevant items from the Background Readings and other sources that you may have located, please compose a short (4-5 page) paper on the topic:

  • Agree or disagree: An IT strategy focused on maintaining a cutting-edge technology position is the most effective way to support any kind of overall business strategy.

Take a position one way or the other, and defend it with appropriate arguments and references.

Submit your paper upon completion.

Use information from the modular background readings as well as any good quality resource you can find. Please cite all sources and provide a reference list at the end of your paper.

Your assignment will be graded according to the MSITM SLP Grading Rubric, which aligns with the following expectations. (To see the rubric, go to Assessments>Rubrics. Click the arrow next to the rubric name and choose Preview.)

SLP Assignment Expectations (30 points total)

Length: Follow the number of pages required in the assignment excluding cover page and references. Each page should have about 300 words.

Assignment-driven criteria (14 points): Demonstrates clear understanding of the subject and addresses all key elements of the assignment.

Critical thinking (6 points): Demonstrates mastery conceptualizing the problem. Shows analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of required material. Conclusions are logically presented.

Scholarly writing (3 points): Demonstrates proficiency in written communication at the academic level of the course.

Assignment Organization (3 points): Assignment is well organized and follows the required structure and organization of the assignment.

Citing and using references (4 points): Uses relevant and credible sources to support assertions; uses in-text citations; properly formats references.

Subject Computer
Due By (Pacific Time) 09/14/2015 12:00 am
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