• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 13. Translating e-Business Strat... > Basic Phases of e-Blueprint Planning

Basic Phases of e-Blueprint Planning

A company's e-blueprint is a dynamic portfolio whereby a business's list of active projects is created, continually updated, and revised. By filling in the gap among strategic planning, organizational capability, and application infrastructure, a blueprint strategy brings discipline to the chaos of e-business change, providing a common language that executives from marketing, information technology, and manufacturing can all understand and participate in. The e-blueprint joins the business design, supporting applications and performance objectives into a cohesive whole. An enterprise blueprint is a plan for the long term. Thinking ahead avoids short-term fixes that may need to be redone in the future.

An enterprise blueprint is composed of multiple projects. For instance, an ERP implementation in a company like Intel is a project. The value of having a blueprint lies in the fact that it brings order to chaos: how new projects are evaluated, selected, and prioritized; how existing projects may be accelerated, devalued, or killed; and how resources are allocated and reallocated to the active projects.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint