CIO Roadmap

By Paul A. Eisenstein  |  Posted 03-18-2002 Print Email

CIO Roadmap

  1. Size up management issues, systems, budget and application needs

  2. Collect data, identify key personnel, and cite best practices

  3. Design ideal architecture; assess costs, choose which systems to integrate

  4. Create IT transition teams, prioritize key IT projects and set up joint IT-business task forces

  5. Design new IT department; determine dominant IT organization and develop migration plan

  6. Work on communications systems first and plan next steps, including long-term integration roadmap

  7. Combine key systems, pilot new processes, monitor progress and seek new synergies

Source: Daimlerchrysler Corp.


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