HOW the 'tool' is used is as important, if not more so, than what the tool happens to be. It's a 'Goldilocks" kind of thing – you don't want to be too hot, or too cold; too big, or too small, etc.
1. A Strategic Business Plan with IT Strategy as Integral Component
A strategic plan clearly aligns with the
organization's people, process maturity, financials and culture.
IT Strategy as Integral part of business strategy: Get that right process right and aligned with the business and then you will know what people to use and how.
An Effective steering via well defined deliverables: A set of integrated plans, composed of functions and processes that together form a services strategy that continuously adds value to the strategic assets of their customer's business strategy.
2. A well Designed EA
- EBA: An important tool for a CIO and his/her department is a complete and up-to-date “Work Process Architecture” from the operations side of the business.
- EITA: That architecture is THE TARGET for enablement with information technology
3. Five “WHY”s Reality Tree & other Analytics Tools
Level Social Platform Enterprise
5. A Comprehensive Balanced Scoreboard/Dashboard
6. A Communication Plan for Engaging Customers
- A communication plan may help CIOs build strong, effective business and personal relationships with the senior leadership and stakeholders within their company.
- Meeting analysis report (measure the amount of meeting, number of correct decisions, amount of people grabbed, identity of task workers hidden in the shadow., etc.)
7. Staff Management Tool: Goals for all staff
The “soft” tool is also CIO’s ability to Marketing, communicating & promoting IT throughout the organization ~ helping the organization understand the critical role IT plays while hearing, understanding and delivering on the needs of the organization ~ which all involves people..people..people. People are the key, not just IT staff themselves, but every person within the organization. Particularly other managers / directors yes, but also every single user, team member, client, supporter and partner. "Information" is, of course, the lifeblood of every organization and with our responsibility to deliver on this "remit" we must take our responsibility as connectors, empowerers and protectors extremely seriously..