A Generic framework for developing strategic information system plans

insights from past three decades

Alireza Amrollahi, Amir Hossein Ghapanchi, Mohammadreza Najaftorkaman

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Strategic Information System Planning (SISP) has been a major concern for business and information systems (IS) managers since the 1980s. Past research has proposed several methodologies, processes and models which facilitate development of SISP in organisations. This paper employs a systematic literature review approach and studies 84 papers (which remained after search in nine scientific databases and reviewing more than 2700 papers) in the field to compare the processes proposed in different methodologies. We then synthesized steps in these processes and in several rounds of integration and division, formed a general seven phase framework which covers all activities in the literature. The main elements of the proposed framework are: Initiation, Business Analysis, IT/IS Analysis, Strategy Formulation, Portfolio Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation. The paper concludes with recommendations for both practitioners and researchers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPACIS 2014
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems
Place of PublicationChengdu
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9789888353224
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2014 - Chengdu, China
Duration: 24 Jun 201428 Jun 2014


Conference18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2014


  • Development
  • Information system planning
  • SISP
  • Strategic information system planning

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