13.10.08

Aligning Strategy with Business Processes

Vztah mezi tvorbou a realizací podnikové strategie ne jedné straně a business procesy ( jejich optimalizací ) na straně druhé, je poměrně složitý. O tom, jakou roli v tomto vztahu může hrát informační technolgie, pojednává článek zkušené autorky Laury Mooney, Vice President of Corporate Communications, Metastorm. Publikován byl článek v říjnu t.r., takže přináší nejnovější pohled na daný problém. Je vystaven na portálu ebizQ.net, kde je problematice business procesů věnována
velká pozornost trvale. 
Cituji z úvodu článku:
"The value of IT lies in its ability to execute strategic business objectives. IT, in its most effective form, is an enabler of the management's innovations and key strategic decisions that ultimately drive competitive advantage. In reality however, setting strategic objectives, putting processes in place to achieve them and realizing the desired results is easier said than done. Organizations of all sizes struggle at times to make this happen, because often, the ability to align and execute a strategy has a much greater impact on value than the choice of strategy.
 
The root of the problem lies in the distinct silos that are often created in operations, and the gaps that exist across the critical functions of strategy, analysis and execution. Isolated efforts related to defining enterprise strategy and architecture, analyzing and optimizing business processes and executing on day-to-day operations will fall short of success if the three areas do not align. Closing the gaps between strategy, analysis and execution is feasible, but technology and collaboration are critical factors."
Osnova článku
- Delivering on Strategy with Analysis and Execution
- Analysis allows Strategic Process Optimization
- An analysis & optimization silo often results from 
- Technology Facilitates Execution…and Collaboration
- Conclusion: Close the Gaps
Cituji ze závěru článku:
"The focus of this article is helping companies figure out how to align strategy, analysis and execution. The secret to success is simple -- close the gaps. Eliminate the silos by closing the gaps that exist between them.
Companies can adopt all of the best practices and deploy all of the best people in the world within each discipline, but if they do not close the gaps across these three silos their results as an organization will always be suboptimal. That is why we focus on technology. Selecting the right technology for each area and standardizing it delivers visibility, interoperability, productivity, and agility. The right technology can also serve as a bridge for collaboration - and collaboration is critical.
Collaboration both within and across silos is necessary to close the gaps, but this is often a challenge due to disconnects between business users and IT; as well as a lack of a common and shared understanding of objectives, needs and results. Technology that appeals to both business users and IT can, again, act as a bridge for communication. In an ideal world, the technologies selected for strategy, analysis and execution should interoperate well; sharing data and services without the need for complex integration, facilitating collaboration across the enterprise."
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