Why your IT strategy may not help translate business strategy

Strategy translation in software practice is about doing things to ensure strategic potential before investing in technical and business change implementation. Such a critical activity must get its inputs directly from your organization’s overall business strategy rather than from a potentially 'siloed' IT strategy.
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Currently an independent consultant, Pradeep Henry is known for his contribution to the fast transformation of a promising venture into Cognizant Technology Solutions, where he was previously employed as director. His contribution (1996-2007) involved devising and executing three strategic themes, which included software practice innovations that delivered differentiated customer value.

Henry is the creator of a method for strategy translation in software projects. He has written a book (draft) on strategy translation and contributes to international strategy conferences. A member of the Strategic Management Society, Henry received executive education at Columbia Business School, and that included Rita McGrath's program "Leading Strategic Growth and Change."

Since 1987, Henry has been been engaged in various roles in more than 500 software projects executed for more than 150 organizations, including the likes of AAA, DHL and IBM.

Henry is recognized for advancing software practice (at company, national and industry levels) through his innovations and change initiatives. He’s been interviewed by CIO India, TrendHunter Canada, Forrester Research USA and several media organizations. His works have received favorable reviews by ACM, IEEE and other organizations.

You can find Henry's website at www.PradeepHenry.com, and he can be reached at PHenry08@gsb.Columbia.edu.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Pradeep Henry and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.