Your Guide to the IT Roadmap
What is an IT roadmap?
As we move towards a digital future, IT plays a vital role in how we create, develop and manage our workloads. Having a solid plan of how technology will facilitate growth across your business is pivotal to your on-going success.
The IT Roadmap is a primary document that prescribes how technology will support the business strategy and help drive business priorities over both short-term (annual) and longer-term (3-5 year) periods.
Typical strategic plans are like putting together a jigsaw puzzle, they will include growth plans for new and existing markets, analysis of competitive landscapes, HR requirements and financial considerations. A core piece of this jigsaw puzzle is the alignment of your IT strategic roadmap.
What are the main features of an IT roadmap?
The IT Roadmap starts with defining a clear strategy, it should list your business’s core priorities and objectives moving forward.
Dates, Duration and Size – your timeline should reflect upcoming long-term projects and initiatives with estimated deadlines.
A prioritised list of strategic opportunities that are driven by the business and enabled by IT.
The roadmap needs to justify investments and estimates of each project’s cost.
A senior staff member or project manager should oversee each of the IT projects, from conception to completion.