Planning an Information Systems strategy is a decision-making process. Such a crucial process should be undertaken carefully, systematically and with a firm understanding of the business context.
This article describes and discusses a general framework that may be adopted when developing an Information Systems strategy. This proposed framework focuses on a five-stage model. Examples are provided detailing possible tools and techniques that can be adopted at each stage. It spans the past, present, and future and incorporates both a planning and a review stage. Each stage poses a single question: