Handbook of Management Scales/Strategic IT planning
Strategic IT planning
The paper defines and operationalizes eight Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) competence constructs. A two-stage normative process of scale development is followed. First, a portfolio of eight generic constructs that are hypothesized to be associated with successful ERP adoption is identified. Each construct is then operationalized as a multi-item measurement scale by applying a manual item sorting technique iteratively to independent panels of expert judges until tentative reliability and validity is established. Second, the multi-item scales is further refined and validated using survey data from 79 North American manufacturing users of ERP systems. The following items are taken from the strategic IT planning dimension of the ERP competence construct.
Strategic IT planning characterizes an organization’s competence in matching IT capabilities with the changing, cross-functional business requirements of the enterprise.
- We constantly review our IT capabilities against strategic goals.
- IT plans are redesigned as required to meet evolving conditions.
- Strategic IT planning is a continuous process.
- Written guidelines exist to structure strategic IT planning in our organization.
- Top management is not involved in strategic IT planning. (reversed coded)
- Strategic IT planning includes inputs from all functional areas.