Monday, January 31, 2011

2011 NTC Preview: 6 Steps to Refocus Your Small Org Tech Strategy

OK, so far this year it has been tough to find time to blog. Sorry to both of my readers. But I did find some spare time to write an article that may be my best ever.

6 Steps to Refocus Your Small Org Tech Strategy

For years my friend, John Merritt from the San Diego YMCA, have been talking about IT Alignment. And for the same number of years we have worked at our YMCAs to try to make it a reality. But we both come from Large organizations. So whenever we present the audience always jumps in and says things like, "yeah that is easy for the big guys," "must be nice to have an IT team," "I'd like to have their problems..." and it goes on and on.

And the whole time the small orgs are saying those things, I am thinking that I wish I had their problems. So anyway that is what sorta drove me to really think about small orgs. So instead of a new blog post, please go read this one on the NTEN blog. And it would be great to argue this point in person at the 2011 NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference, I will be there presenting a session on this topic. But the exciting part of the session is that a small org is on the panel. That org is knee deep in making the very IT alignment changes that I love. It will be awesome to have a real example there.

Anyways, I welcome your comments on the NTEN blog.

2 comments:

Lisa said...

Hi Steve, I was reading your slides on the NTC slideshare site and saw that you have a tech capability and maturity assessment tool. I would love to use that in my org, and I came to the blog to find it and I can't! Can you send me a link (or a copy of the tool)? I'd be forever grateful. Thanks! -Lisa, lisa@centerformediajustice.org

Steve Heye said...

Lisa, I posted it to Slideshare, but when you download it the file should still be an Excel document. http://www.slideshare.net/steveheye/it-alignment-tech-capability-and-maturity-assessment
Let me know if that doesnt work.