Many federal, state and local agencies document their strategies for using technology to help them achieve their business goals in a Strategic Information Systems Plan (SISP). OET annually surveys state agencies with questions that correlate to common elements in most SISP documents. This information then becomes part of the IT portfolio for the agency, and for the State. If your agency does not have an existing plan or a specific planning process, a template is included in the report that may be used as guide to producing a basic plan.
If you need assistance or support in creating a Strategic Information Systems Plan, please contact your Account Manager and they'll help you start the process.
This report Strategic IT Planning Assistance at OET, provides an overview of OET support activity; the report attachments include a template with instructions on how to create a strategic information systems plan.
Before developing an agency Strategic Information Management Plan (SIMP), consider the following:
From your agency Strategic Plan:
From your knowledge of the markets, other states’ experience and your
own strategic scanning efforts:
Based on your relationship with the rest of the enterprise:
In actually developing your strategic IM plan, ask yourself:
Finally, always look at your selection of IT investments as a logical extension of the management process:
The processes of agency strategic planning
The agency planning process should be driven by the Governor’s vision, should
reflect state CIO direction and be supported by individual agency heads.