6.3.1 Senior Strategic Leaders

  Answer the questions for the 'domain' that your scope of strategic involvement covers. E.g. Institution or department and enter below
Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral/Don't know Agree Strongly Agree Evidence for your response
  Opportunities to contribute to strategic ICT            See section 6.1 within the toolkit knowledge base for help regarding this sections.
1 I am a member of the senior management team.            
2 My role influences the formulation of institutional strategy and sub-strategies that will realise the institutional vision.            
3 My role includes the support and briefing of the senior management team in appropriate strategic issues.            
4 Strategy is formulated top down from the institution's vision.            
5 The institutional vision embraces current day success and the agility to develop and be successful in a changing environment.            
6 The senior management team recognises that ICT is a key asset of the institution.            
  Awareness of strategic ICT            
7 I recognise ICT as a major asset of the institution.            
8 I combine a deep understanding of Information and Communication Technology with senior management experience.            
9 I understand why and how the institution seeks to align and integrate its institutional and ICT strategies.            
10 I can articulate the ICT governance arrangements.            
11 I can articulate the relevant strategy & targets for business process improvement.            
12 I only support business cases that include well considered institutional and ICT strategy with justified investment and documented responsibilities and accountability.            
  Commitment to integrating ICT with institutional strategy            
13 I participate in the formulation of ICT strategy within the confines of ICT governance arrangements.            
14 I participate in business strategy discussions and give consideration to the implications and opportunities for ICT to be deployed strategically.            
15 I am meticulous in representing the institution, department or unit to the senior management team. I represent and communicate strategic and operational performance, needs and issues including ICT.            
16 I  use clear and documented responsibilities and accountabilities for achieving strategies that deploy ICT.            
17 I can articulate the respective roles and responsibilities of  institutional business and ICT management in managing existing systems and implementing new services to achieve improved business benefits.            
18 I encourage staff commitment to strategic ICT through their involvement, assigned responsibilities and training.            
  Assess your personal effectiveness against those qualities that support the development of institutionally aligned strategic ICT:            
19 I'm a visionary in my field able to contribute to the strategic development  of the institution.            
20 I'm a resourceful manager able to contribute to the operational development  within appropriate areas of the institution.            
21 I possess strong leadership abilities. I am able to incorporate policy with operational demands and balance the needs of institutional strategy with departmental priorities.            
22 I have strong leadership abilities that draw on business experience and knowledge with an awareness of ICT and a willingness to explore its most effective deployment against institutional strategies.            
23 I combine strong communication skills with the ability to lead, contribute or facilitate at all levels within the institution and ultimately obtain commitment and buy-in.            
24 I have the ability to form alliances and build relationships, internally and external to the institution.            
25 I work collaboratively and effectively with staff and management across the institution.            
26 I am a logical thinker who is flexible, receptive to other people's views and can make difficult decisions in the best interests of the institution.            
27 I use computing facilities extensively for personal activities such as social networking and on-line services.            
28 I use computing facilities extensively in my working environment for services such as communications, professional networking and information management.            
29 I am an advanced user of computing facilities, methods  and tools as an integral part of my role and responsibilities.            
  Communicating & engaging in strategic ICT             
30 I communicate my support of strategic planning and encourage a culture of innovation and change, aligning and continuously developing institutional and ICT strategy.            
31 I facilitate on-going communications and collaboration between ICT and the wider institution to enable the formulation of strategic ICT that realises and stretches institutional vision and goals            
32 My leadership and collaborative approach empowers staff to actively contribute to strategic ICT.            
33 My staff understand the value and role of ICT within our institution.            
34 My departmental staff engage positively with ICT Services as part of business and process improvement programmes.            
  User empowerment from ICT            
35 I have confidence in the reliability and quality of institutional ICT.            
36 The quality and portfolio of services provided by ICT Services meet institutional requirements.            
37 I monitor the users/my employees confidence in, and performance of institutional ICT.            
  Impact and improvement            
38 I use performance measures to assess the delivery of strategic ICT against institutional strategy. I share these measures and lessons learnt with senior management and ICT management.            
39 I receive ICT service level performance reports and review these regularly as a means of assessing delivery against targets. I share these with senior management and other relevant parties in order to improve future performance.            
40 I support compliance with ICT governance that includes strong ICT principles. Examples of such principles may be relating to enterprise systems and exceptions, application portfolios and information ownership and management            
41 I support business process improvement as a stage in establishing clear and improved business requirements prior to the sourcing of systems or services            
42 I support the role and delivery of innovation as part of business improvements that may include ICT            
  Identify any personal actions that may enhance your opportunities to contribute to strategic ICT            
43 Identify any desired personal development activities that have the potential to improve integrated ICT and institutional strategy             
44 Identify any personal untapped competencies or opportunities to contribute to improving strategic ICT