Two techniques, future scenarios and critical success factors (CSF), can augment strategic planning efforts by more deeply illuminating an organization’s present situation and potential future. Future scenarios are used to explore potential futures and generate robust strategies along with early warning signs that help clarify how the future is unfolding.
In my last post, I discussed how the emergence of Internet technologies are driving down the cost to acquire, understand and act on information. As a result, traditional processes for many enterprise architecture organizations are requiring a substantial rethinking of strategy.
Editor Jonas Lamis spoke with Nagesh Anupindi. Nagesh, an expert in Enterprise Architecture and IT strategy, currently serves as Chief Architect for a large effort in Smart Grid technologies.
In this latest podcast, he discusses building a current state architecture and the challenges of merging that with future state plans and standards.
Forrester is hosting its annual IT Forum next month in Las Vegas, and I am looking forward to hearing what happens. Despite the malaise in the economy and a general downturn in conference going over the past year, Forrester has put together an impressive event that is bound to yield some interesting results.
Some of the must hear speakers include:
IT Failures have been getting a lot of press recently:
A large health insurance company was reportedly banned by regulators from selling certain types of insurance policies in January of 2009 due to ongoing computer system problems that resulted in denial of coverage for needed medications and mistaken overcharging or cancelation of benefits. The regulatory agency was quoted as stating that the problems were posing "a serious threat to the health and safety" of beneficiaries.