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I.T. Strategic Planning – ANALYSIS: Core Competencies

This is the third part of the Analysis section in our mock I.T. Strategic Plan. This section is all about observing and assessing what you have and what assets you may have. You might call it an inventory of which gives you a high-level snapshot of your organization, assets, liabilities and so on. Again, I am not going into great detail in these posts, they are intended to be quick references to give you an idea of what might go into each area and section of your plan.

This part is called Core Competencies, here are a couple of possible entries for your consideration:

1. Good people; qualified, experienced and possibly well trained.

2. Infrastructure; This would be software and hardware that is well integrated.

3. Ability to relate or communicate the services that IT can provide

4. You may have adequate funding available to meet objectives

Again, each of these are just examples of what might be in this part of your plan. The list can be as long as you want it but most likely you will only have a few items to enter here. I.T. Plans take very different shapes depending on the organization and who is building it, it’s a perspective and point of view…or a summary of how you see the needs of the organization and how you view the use of technology.

Next I will go over S.W.O.T. (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats). Another area of observation and reflection, until next time.

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