Systems Thinking in the Theory and Practice of Strategic Information Systems Planning

  • Irwin Brown


Information systems planning has been defined as the process of identifying a prioritised portfolio of information systems that are efficient, effective and/or strategic in nature, together with the necessary resources (human, financial and technical), management of change considerations and organisational structure necessary for implementation (Baker, 1995). Strategic information systems planning (SISP), the topic of this paper, differs from lower levels of planning in that, in terms of scope, it is organisational, in perspective, that of top management, in terms of level of abstraction, conceptual, and in time frame, long (Segars et al, 1998).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irwin Brown
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  1. 1.Department of Information SystemsUniversity of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa

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