IT strategy templates

10+ IT strategy templates are available in Aha! as part of your free 30-day trial. Or download the free Excel and PowerPoint templates below.

A strategic approach to IT takes time. But ultimately, it is what sets apart excellent IT teams. You need a plan that accounts for the current state of IT and your vision for the future. What are your team's priorities and principles? How do you govern operational decisions? What is the target future-state for infrastructure and architecture? Building a strategic plan accounts for these questions and ensures you are investing in initiatives and projects that achieve meaningful results.

Strategy templates help you assemble the important details of your plans — the big goals and initiatives that the IT team is prioritizing in the next three, six, or twelve months. The free templates included in this guide are customizable. Change the time frame, colors, and labels to suit your team's workflows.

Together, you can use these strategy templates to gain a high-level view of the IT team's direction — so you can communicate that to the rest of the organization. If you would rather use collaborative, web-based templates that stay in sync as plans adjust, try Aha! free for 30 days.

IT goals

This template is configured for top-level IT goals. Assign a success metric for each goal and a timeline. Create a hierarchy of goals to illustrate strategic importance and link IT goals to broader organizational goals.


IT initiatives

This template helps you visualize IT initiatives or big themes of work that are required to achieve your IT goals. Change the colors on the bars to display the status of your initiatives. Add more details like initiative owner or IT function if desired.


SWOT analysis

A traditional SWOT analysis template can help you pinpoint strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Use it to map out your current IT landscape — across applications, data, infrastructure, or the team's workflows. It can also be valuable to assess new technology or a new area of investment.


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