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IT Gov OC 2b – Strategic IS Planning   Leave a comment

Do not expect this long to continue this homework. This whole study thing has been constantly keeping my away from writing. Well, now here I am. So off we go. The current resources are the bottom half part of the original source site. What basically shown here are mostly master of information technology course materials under Muki’s time, joining with some of his other colleagues.
It’s quite a long list to repost, as the original source slotted some open course videos in which the sizes are quite huge for my blog concern. Some of the videos are not, therefore feasible to be seen here. I’m negotiating with university’s server management if I can get bigger space. But so far no answer from them. So again, please apologize if you can’t see all videos here. With a step wise maybe we’ll get a solution for that.
I understand if you probably can not wait too long post to get the resouces, while due to my own activity, it’s difficult to only dedicate my time to put all together. I wish for your understandinng, for I set myself to support Muki’s wish to spread all the knowledge to Indonesia.

  1. Wheelen chapter 1: Basic concepts of strategic management
  2. Wheelen chapter 3: Environmental Scanning and Industry Analysis
  3. From Riri Satria: Introduction to Corporate Strategy and Business Strategy.
  4. Still from Riri Satria:Introduction to Functional Strategy.
  5. Introduction to Strategic Management ,his personal lecture version
  6. Ward and Peppard’s works in strategic IT planning. They are one of the widely recognized scholars in strategic information system domain. Chapter 1: Role of IS/IT in Organizations.
  7. Still from Ward and Peppard’s book. Chapter 3: Developing an IS/IT Strategy: Establishing Effective Process.
  8. Ward and Peppard’s Chapter 4: IS/IT Strategic Analysis: Assessing and Understanding The Current Situation.
  9. Ward and Peppard’s Chapter 5: IS/IT Strategic Analysis: Determining the Future Potential.
  10. Ward and Peppard’s Chapter 6: Determining the Business Information Systems Strategy.
  11. Ward and Peppard’s Chapter 7: Managing Application Portofolio.
  12. Ward and Peppard’s Chapter 8: Strategic Management of IS/IT:Organizing and Resourcing.
  13. Ward and Peppard’s Chapter 9: Managing Information System Technology Investments.
  14. IT Policy and Investment Management (with additional coverage like costing).
  15. Strategic management and how to derive application portfolio from strategy.
  16. Information Architecture (short lecture).
  17. Outsourcing.
  18. Organizing IT strategically/high-level on IT services in companies.
  19. Applications selection priority based on CSF technique.
  20. Strategy Maps from Kaplan and Norton (Harvard Business Review, 2000).
  21. Deriving application portfolio (BSC-based).
  22. Merger scenario for a particular one company holding. What do they do with their IT. This was actually his proposal to the potential client, which is thought useful to share.
  23. Information Technology Infrastructure and Architecture Planning.
  24. IT Planning dengan TOGAF. This actually belongs Budi Yuwono and or M.Nasri from UI Faculty of Computer Science. Es gibt method mapping of UI IT Plan to TOGAF which obviously important.
  25. IT Change Management. Since IT planning involve changing organization properties like cultural and perception, we need to consider how to not only get the system ready to run, bun also to foster user involvement
  26. Strategic flexibility with an adaptive architecture is instrumental for both organization with a dynamic business environment which is constantly changing, forcing a constant modification of business strategy and information system strategy in consequence.

That’s it. Please kindly wait for the next coverage. We will uncover how IT strategy is implemented in terms of managing all expenditures dedicated for IT. Happy learning.

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Disclaimer: I hereby do not claim that part or the whole materials I post in this topics are under my ownership. But I make some modification to make it easier and enjoyable to reader. I will claim some topics if it belongs to me.

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Posted October 25, 2011 by hamzahritchi in Accounting IS and Industry

IT Gov OC 2a – Strategic IS Planning   1 comment

We will cover a forward looking-intensive work in getting IS implementation successful, namely planning. As its name describes, however, senior managements frequently tend to play down planning and merely hand it over to their subordinates. This paradigm of seeing planning as a kind of short term task would not only undervalue the busines case of IT investments themselves, but to a greater degree, would eventually sprirrals down company’s resources due to the waste of not utilizing IT in alignment with business objective. Failing to meet such alignment, would bear a risk to companies to loose their competitiveness in long term.

Unfortunately, Muki’s resources are way too much for me to sort them out neatly in such a short fix. So, I will divide the strategic information system planning topics into two sub-topics. As explained by the original source, the first part – I use point 2a- encompasses much on the IT plan methodology.The second part (2b) is sourced from IT plan teaching materials. 2b will be posted soon. Before I forget, as I virtually use the original resources, there are some topics in which the materials are not available for download in the original version. This will be reflected in my post too.

  1. Introduction to IT Plan (UI) Wibowo-Yuwono (2006).
  2. Example of a IS Assessment Form (Indonesia).
  3. Steps to construct IS/IT Strategy based on business strategy. This has been tailord to UI IT Plan Methodology.
  4. Steps to construct Guiding Principles and IT value proposition. Inside is provided Wibowo’s IS/IT Plan Map (2011) speicific for the said methodology. It gives an advantage to determine IS/IT strategic focus.
  5. Steps to determine proper IS strategy among alternative options existing in an organization, particularly in a competitive environment using Strategic Option Generator.
  6. Steps to form IS/IT Portfolio to all layers on the methodology. Essentially it’s in the form of layered-matrix mapping. Adopted mainly in blueprinting stage.
  7. A Sytematic way to create IS/IT Architecture. While portfolio talks about ‘what”, architecture talks about “how” each component relates each other.
  8. Steps to create IT Infrastructre Architecture within Strategic IT Plan context.
  9. A template of Gap Analysis for UI’s IT Plan by Wibowo-Yuwono. Legend available for clearer navigation.
  10. Ways to prioritizing projects. See Managing IT Investment and also Val IT 2.0 in IT Governance section.
  11. A template of KAK draft/meta TOR, which will be used for procurement department to set up IT Plan-based KAK/TOR. Indonesia specific.
  12. Managing IT Plan implementation risk.
  13. Example of Executive Summary IT Plan from Department XYZ in slide pitchbook format. Not a real document, but the summary is for director/commissioner consumption. Please consider specificity in own’s department.

The second part will be released next as I get more time space.

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IT Gov OC 1– IT Governance Introduction   1 comment

Hi guys, this is the first part of the IT Gov. open course. As you step through the materials, you will notice that IT Governance focuses more on business and talks much about a business than IT per se. So, it’s all about business. Please read them all to give you proper basis about what IT Governance is. Oh yeah, I will state explicitly if there is a particular content that I add it by my self.

Part 1 is an Introductory discussion.

  1. About the Essence of IT Governance. The sources are partly from ITGI (IT Governance Institute) and the other part is sourced from Strategies for IT Governance by van Grembergen and de Haes, scholars in IT Governance University of Antwerpen Management School (UAMS).
  2. Corporate Governance. Briefly discusses the relationship between IT Governance and Corporate Governance
  3. IT Governance according Weill&Ross, from  Centre for Information Systems Research (CISR), MIT Sloan.
  4. Integrating  IT Governance into corporate strategy, extracted from Ryan Peterson writing.
  5. Discussion on Organizational Structure Theory.
  6. A brief about Organization Decision Making.
  7. Communication. Communication mechanism is talked in Board Briefing on IT Governance, ITGI.
  8. Managing IT Function, mostly from Gottschalk’s chapter in  van Grembergen Et. Al’s  Strategies for IT Governance book.
  9. ITIL in a nutshell.
  10. COBIT 4.1 in a nutshell.
  11. AS-8015 Good Governance for ICT, now ISO 38500.
  12. Val IT 2.0 Erklärung
  13. What is Risk IT. I add it myself. It is available in ISACA website.
  14. Muki’s paper on  Describing IT Value Using IT BSC and IT Strategy Maps, in  Praha, Czech Rep, 2007.
  15. Muki’s presentation in Seminar IT Gov UI February 2008 at Bidakara, hasil case study 18 organisasi besar by Lab IT Gov UI
  16. Muki’s paper about Pendorong, Pendukung dan Penghambat IT Governance at big companies in indonesia (working paper, do not quote).
  17. Muki’s paper on the State of IT Governance at 103 Indonesia’s state enterprises  2010 (working paper, do not quote). There is no paper available either. Not available in Muki’s homepage too.
  18. Muki’s paper on  IT Gov BUMN hasil survey di 103 BUMN, in  a seminar of  IT Gov collaborating with Faculty of Computer Science  UI. Supported by ISACA, Detiknas, and other private firms. The output has been updated on his dissertation. 16 March 2011, Bidakara, Jakarta.
  19. Muki’s dissertation  about  IT Governance in BUMN. Entitled IT Governance Maturity at Indonesian State Owned Enterprises: Contingent Factors & Impacts. I salute you for this!. Sneak peak:
    • number of drivers (pressures) relates with IT Governance maturity
    • number of enablers associates with IT Governance maturity
    • number of inhibitors has nothing to do with IT Governance maturity
    • IT Governance has a positive effect on how value of IT investment is being felt in the organization
    • IT Governance has an association with bottom line company performance
    • IT Governance has (unfortunately) no association (or weak) with IT Risks
  20. Survey of IT Governance Control Objective Maturity, based on COBIT ME4 – Provide IT Governance. In Indonesia, easy to use and comprehend.
  21. ITIL version 3. From an official source, only selected the most important ones due to the large repository of books. Indonesia slides are also available.

That is it. I am thinking to give it in Indonesia to make the readers more effectively grasp the idea transfer process. Tell me what you think. Happy reading and keep sharing alive.

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Proud to be an Accountant   Leave a comment

Thanks to Salomo for the great share..hope you don’t mind if I reshare it again.

HR and Accountant

3 Real Life Stories…
The First …
Eleven people were dangling below a helicopter on a rope. There were ten HR people and one Accountant.
Since the rope was not strong enough to hold all the eleven, they decided that one of them had to let go to save all the others.
They could not decide who should be the volunteer. Finally the Accountant said he would let go of the rope since Accountants are used to do everything for the company. They forsake their family, don’t claim all of their expenses and do a lot of overtime without getting anything in return.
When he finished his moving speech all the HR people began to clap… so they fell!!!
Moral:
Never underestimate the powers of the Accountants.

The Second …
A group of Accountants and a group of HR people take a train to a conference. Each HR person holds a ticket. But the entire group of Accountants has bought only one ticket for a single passenger. The HR people are just shaking their heads and are secretly pleased that the arrogant Accountants will finally get what they deserve.
Suddenly one of the Accountants calls out: “The conductor is coming!”. At once, all the Accountants jump up and squeeze into one of the toilets. The conductor checks the tickets of the HR people. When he notices that the toilet is occupied he knocks on the door and says: “Ticket, please!” One of the Accountants slides the single ticket under the doors and the conductor continues merrily on his round.
For the return trip the HR people decide to use the same trick. They buy only one ticket for the entire group but they are baffled as they realize that the Accountants didn’t buy any tickets at all. After a while one of the Accountants announces again: “The conductor is coming!” Immediately all the HR people race to a toilet and lock themselves in.
All the Accountants leisurely walk to the other toilet. Before the last Accountant enters the toilet, he knocks on the toilet occupied by the HR people and says: “Ticket, please!”, takes the ticket and show it to the conductor!!!!
And the moral of the story? HR people like to use the methods of the Accountants, but they don’t really understand them.

The Third …
Once upon a time three HR people were walking through the woods and suddenly they were standing in front of a huge, wild river. But they desperately had to get to the other side. But how, with such a raging torrent? The first HR guy knelt down and prayed to the Lord: “Lord, please give me the strength to cross this river! ”
*pppppfffffffuuuuffffffff*

The Lord gave him long arms and strong legs. Now he could swim across the river. It took him about two hours and he almost drowned several times.

BUT… he was successful!
The second HR guy, who observed this, prayed to the Lord and said: “Lord, please give me the strength AND the necessary tools to cross this river!”
*pppppfffffffuuuuffffffff*

The Lord gave him a tub and he managed to cross the river despite the fact that the tub almost capsized a couple of times.

BUT… he was successful!
The third HR man who observed all this kneeled down and prayed: “Lord, please give me the strength, the means and the intelligence to cross this river!”
*pppppfffffffuuuuffffffff*

The Lord converted the HR man into an Accountant. He took a quick glance on the map, walked a few meters upstream and crossed the bridge.
Moral? You have to be an Accountant to think intelligent, Otherwise…
GOD HELP YOU !
Send this to your Accountant friends so that they have something to smile about;
and to the HR people if you think they can stomach the truth!

Posted December 25, 2008 by hamzahritchi in Accounting IS and Industry