This paper aims to introduce a methodology for strategic analysis which can used in digital library development. This methodology can be used as a precursor process that assists in developing successful business cases to implement the strategies of a digital library development plan.
Using theory and practice from information technology in both profit and non‐profit organizations, the paper relates the use of strategic analysis to the development of a successful business case for digital library development.
One of the major tasks a digital library project manager faces is getting the project approved and in the queue for development. By exploiting the full potential of the planning phase of the systems development lifecycle (SDLC), a digital project manager can develop a compelling business case for the proposed project. By using SWOT analysis as well as additional considerations, the project manager should identify how the project will address critical organizational (business) issues and success factors as well as provide a compelling case for action. In particular, the most successful business cases develop compelling cases for action by carefully crafting solid arguments for why the digital project being proposed is the most important project an organization should undertake out of all the potential projects that might exist.
This paper fills a gap in the digital project management literature by providing a step‐by‐step process for using strategic analysis in digital library development planning.
Cervone, H.F. (2009), "Strategic analysis for digital library development", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 25 No. 1, pp. 16-19. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650750910931887Download as .RIS
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