In a recent survey of CFOs conducted by CFO Publishing, 44% described the alignment of business and IT in their companies as weak. I’ve heard this sentiment shared by other senior executives, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs and CTOs. So, what can companies do to ensure their technology investments are effectively aligned with and delivering measurable value to their business?
After conducting primary and secondary research on this topic, I’ve created the “Ls & Ms” of what matters most in effective business-IT alignment: Link & Lead. Manage & Measure. Any leader can apply the Ls & Ms, and I encourage you to do so. I’ve had some readers tell me that I should add the “Cs”: Communicate and Collaborate. To learn more, I welcome you to read my Point of View on the topic: What Matters Most: Effectively Aligning Technology and Business. Enjoy!