What is an IT Master Plan? (ITMP)
IT Master Plan (ITMP) or often also referred to as IT Strategy or IT Strategic Plan is an IT master plan that supports the organization's business strategy in the long term. The IT Master Plan contains a portfolio of IT-related initiatives or work programs along with a roadmap for IT improvement implementation (IT Roadmap) that can help achieve the Organization's business goals over the next few years, generally 3-5 years. The existence of the IT Master Plan document is increasingly critical, especially for organizations that are implementing Digital Transformation.
IT Master Plan in BUMN
In the Strategic Plan of the Ministry of SOEs (BUMN) for 2020-2024, there are 5 priorities for the Ministry of SOEs, which is Economic & Social Value for Indonesia, Business Model Innovation, Technology Leadership, Boosting Investment and Talent Development.
Figure 1 – 5 Priorities of the Ministry of SOEs
To be able to realize the 5 Priorities of the Ministry of SOEs, every BUMN needs to carry out digital transformation in the implementation of its business processes as outlined in the IT Master Plan. The BUMN IT Master Plan contains a roadmap and portfolio of IT initiatives related to digital transformation that supports business model innovation, utilization of the latest technology trends and talent development for all SOE personnel and the Ministry of SOEs.
Benefits of IT Master Plan (ITMP) to business
Currently, Information Technology (IT) has become an important enabler for Organizations in carrying out business transformation. Utilization of appropriate IT support can provide a competitive advantage for the Organization. The following are some of the important benefits of an IT Master Plan to businesses:
Initiatives or IT work programs must be aligned with business needs and strategies so that they can accelerate the achievement of Organizational goals.
Planning for the right IT work program or initiative allows the Organization to better anticipate the challenges and demands of stakeholders, especially related to digitalization that comes from both Internal and External.
Organizations can optimally plan IT investment and operational budgets through integrated resource planning. Thus, IT investment can be allocated in a targeted manner and there is no overlap in one organization.
The ITMP preparation methodology adapts the TOGAF framework, particularly in developing enterprise architecture capability studies as a baseline in identifying the needs of IT initiatives and work programs. The methodology for preparing the ITMP can be illustrated as follows: