Most organisations follow their own intuition and gut-instinct when creating their IT Strategy, often based on the experience of a few individuals. This field has not received the type of attention that opensource, community-driven frameworks like PRINCE2, TOGAF and ITIL. As a result of this void, CIOs and IT Leaders craft their own stories, often very technical and business-as-usual focussed with varying levels of success.
IT Strategies created with good intentions, but poorly articulated with little linkage to business outcomes, tend to alienate Boards and budget holders. They miss the opportunity to substantiate the value of IT and inadvertently drive the loss of trust in internal IT departments.