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SRIMP Facilitators Handbook

I wrote this book while I was doing Strategic Information Resources Management Planning (SIRMP - pronounced "Shrimp") for the United States Coast Guard. While the book was written in 1990, the principles it espouses are as relevant as ever, because it doesn't say what a strategic IRM plan should look like, but how you should go about mining the wisdom of an organization to find out what their SIRMP should look like.

PLEASE feel free to use this material, but Please Give Full Attribution.

This is the complete text of the book, providing background on the approach, prework, and full designs for each workshop. The table of contents is provided below.

For some, the most useful information is contained in the first four chapters: approach, teaming, prework, and the strategic focusing workshop. These four chapters are available as an extract upon request.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Web Edition

Chapter 1: THE STRATEGIC IRM PLANNING APPROACH

     What, Another Book on MIS Planning?

     Integrating Business Planning With Information Systems Planning

     Fitting The Process To The Need

     The Evolution Of SIRMP

     What Is SIRMP?

     Where Do I Start?

Chapter 2: TEAMING

     SIRMP: Teaming at Three Levels

     Building And Empowering The Process Consulting Team

     Planning And Working Groups As Teams

     Teaming as a Change Strategy

     Summary

Chapter 3: PREWORK

     Team Building

     Motivating Change

     The Chartering Session

     Kickoff Meeting

     Summary

Chapter 4: STRATEGIC FOCUSING WORKSHOP

     Overview

     Objectives

     End Products

     Agenda And Handbook

Chapter 5: CURRENT PRACTICES/BEST-IN-CLASS WORKSHOP

     Overview

     Objectives

     End Products

     Agenda And Handbook

Chapter 6: NEW BUSINESS MODEL WORKSHOP

     Overview

     Objectives

     Agenda And Handbook

Chapter 7: OPPORTUNITIES WORKSHOP

     Overview

     Objectives

     End Products

     Agenda And Handbook

Chapter 8: IMPLEMENTATION PLANNING WORKSHOP

     Overview

     Objectives

     End Products

     Agenda And Handbook

Chapter 9: PLANNING THE CHANGE CAMPAIGN

     Overview: Creating a Culture for Organizational Change

     Objectives

     End Products

     Agenda And Handbook

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