A big picture view is a holistic view that shows an organization’s many related parts that interact to get some things done. A big picture view is critical for you to define a scope that can help translate strategy. It is also needed to eliminate the two bad extremes: “technology-injection” projects and “everything-on-it” projects.
Strategies are devised to realize an organization’s overall goals. How do strategies do that? In part, they do it through business-as-usual. They also do it through new initiatives that eventually produce an improved business. How do strategies realize goals through the latter (new initiatives)? The answer: by taking a part of the corporate strategy and turning it into an architecture that demonstrates potential to generate targeted outcomes. That’s strategy translation. And how does strategy translation work? The answer: by starting with a big picture view.
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Source: IT Strategy