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Here we address questions about how to inject greater innovation into the IT strategic planning process, so it can truly be used as a vehicle for change. The report contains material that can readily be used as the basis for a workshop for the top leadership team and other senior executives to launch the strategic planning process.


  • There are practical limits in doing “more for less”. It is now time to refocus on doing something “better for less”

Features and Benefits

  • Develop workshop material for engaging senior executives in the digital transformation process
  • Identify key issues to be discussed at a senior level

Key questions answered

  • How will IT the strategic planning process need to change in order to deliver a digital transformation agenda?
  • How will existing business planning processes need to integrate together with IT planning?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages
  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Setting the scene: digital transformation requires an enterprise-wide focus

  • Breaking free from the dismal spiral of “doing more for less”
  • The need for an enterprise-wide focus
  • Many seasoned executives might say they have heard it all before
  • Questions for workshop attendees to consider

A framework for digital transformation

  • Some of the earlier frameworks have outlived their usefulness

Driving technology-enabled innovation

  • The triple bottom-line challenge of traditional IT planning
  • Legacy systems – tomorrow’s success starts by confronting yesterday’s problems
  • Questions for workshop attendees to consider

Delivering better outcomes for customers

  • Digital services must evolve beyond “fix my pothole” apps
  • Changing customer expectations have already had a transformational impact on business
  • Questions for workshop attendees to consider

Leading the digital enterprise

  • Workplace reform is about much more than just pay and conditions
  • Questions for workshop attendees to consider

Evaluating speed and risk

  • Be strategic; take risks – but fail at your own peril
  • A diagnostic tool for assessing an organization’s underlying risk appetite


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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