Accession Number : ADA265559
Title : Strategic Information Planning: Framework for Designing and Developing System Architectures
Descriptive Note : Staff study.
Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY DIV
Report Date : Jun 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 37
Abstract : Strategic information systems planning is a disciplined, systematic approach to determining the most effective and efficient means of satisfying organizational information needs. It is a top-down, structured approach which, to be successful, must employ technical and managerial processes in a systems engineering context. Under this approach, the characteristics of the system's hardware, software, facilities, data, and personnel are identified and defined through detailed design and analysis to achieve the most cost-effective system for satisfying the organization's needs. The process must consider system life cycle management and the organization's policy and budget as important integral factors, and include all organizational participants (e.g., managers, users, maintainers, operators, and designers) throughout the process. It is an iterative process in that changes identified during the process must be evaluated to determine their effect on completed analyses. Strategic information systems planning is not a one-time event-it should be revisited periodically to ensure a system's continued viability in meeting information needs and achieving long-term missions.
Descriptors : *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , *INFORMATION SYSTEMS , MILITARY PLANNING , STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE , LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT
Subject Categories : Information Science
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE