Information Systems Planning Training

Course #:WA1821

Information Systems Planning Training

This seminar uses proven techniques to perform an ISP project and to measure the success of its end results. ISP is broken into a set of major tasks; within each task, a set of steps is performed to achieve the desired deliverable. Each of the steps has a simple and easy to understand example. A case study is used to provide practical experience.

What you will learn

The major end results of an ISP are fully explained:

  • The Information Strategic Plan
  • The Information Architecture
  • Current Systems Assessment
  • Technology Assessment
  • Migration Plan
  • Organizational Assessment

Senior Information Systems Managers, Data Administrators, Business System Analysts, Industrial Engineers, Senior Business Managers, IS and Corporate Planners and Project Team Members

3 day

Outline of Information Systems Planning Training

1. Introduction

  • Definition
  • Deliverables
  • Overview of ISP
  • Scoping and marketing the ISP
  • Team structure

2. Identifying Business Needs

  • Inventorying goals and problems
  • Key business processes
  • Business reengineering
  • Applying TQM

3. Information Modeling

  • Developing an enterprise model
  • Rules of information modeling

4. Function Modeling

Rules for business and function modeling
The "value chain" and  resource cycle
Initial identification of business areas

5. Interrelating Information

  • Relating functions to data (CRUD matrix)
  • Data responsibility matrix
  • Information Architecture

6. Current Environment Assessment

  • Inventorying current systems and data files
  • Assessing systems and migration issues

7. Technology Assessment

  • Inventorying current technologies
  • Assessing capability of new technologies

8. Organizational Assessment

  • Geographic distribution
  • Functional responsibilities

9. Business System Architecture

  • Selecting a Business Area
  • Affinity analysis and clustering

10. Business Process Re-Engineering (BPR)

  • Preparing for BPR
  • Different paradigms for BPR
  • Expected efficiency improvement

11. Defining Alternate Scenarios

  • Steps for constructing scenarios
  • Evaluating and presenting scenarios

12. Creating the Plan

  • Integrating with corporate strategy
  • Developing the full, detailed plan
  • Transition to BAA
  • Implementing the Plan

13. Critical Success Factors

We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.