Is your IT strategy an excessive number of pages?  Do you need to bring in a specific person just to explain the strategy to the Board?  Do you have a long, drawn out PowerPoint to show the strategy?

This could be setting you up for failure.  According to a CIOUpdate.com article, if you can explain your IT strategy to your mom in a few sentences, your chances of getting the executives on board are much better.

If you can’t boil your strategy down to a few key points, your team will never stand a chance of understanding it, internalizing it and making the necessary changes in their day-to-day work to actually implement it.

What do you think – are IT strategies more successful when they are simplified, and this is Ripe?  Or do you think this is Hype, and IT strategies need to be more elaborate?

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