It is hard to believe that 52 weeks have passed since I last expressed my love of the holiday season. My wish is that everyone will have a fantastic day in whatever way you chose to spend it. We are expecting to spend the holiday with five of our nine grandchildren. We very much wish they all could be here. There is nothing like experiencing the wonders of Christmas through the eyes of children. 

Once Santa has come and gone and the holiday decorations are all put away, we will turn our focus to the New Year! Last March, I gifted my IT Strategy Framework to my readers. I am offering a direct link to a refreshed version again here:  

Most of my consulting practice over the last five years has focused on mid-sized companies. Many times I found IT Strategy was the first gap to address.  I give my IT Strategy e-book as a starting point to CIO’s since I no longer offer strategy planning as a consulting offering.

The framework is relatively simple but thorough. It was built from over 30 years of corporate IT leadership experience. It is most applicable to mid to large-sized corporate enterprises and can be adapted to smaller firms as well. Substantial IT organizations will need to add a risk management framework.

Many readers reached out with feedback and questions as well as request for guidance in executing the strategy framework. As a gift for 2020, I am hosting a 90-minute complimentary webinar on January 29, from 1-2:30 MST, where I will walk registered participants through the IT Strategy Planning Workshop. At the end of the session, all participants will receive an editable copy of the template.

To register:  IT Strategy Planning Webinar 

Registration is limited. I hope to see you there!

While I have you, I want to invite you to check out my weekly ITeffectivity Articles and associated Resources Page on my website. New articles are posted each week on the Webpage and LinkedIn. If you prefer to receive them in an e-mail, you can subscribe here via

The articles are an accumulation of over 30 years of IT leadership experience. They are my opportunity to pay it forward for all that others have so generously given to me. At this giving time of year, I hope you feel inspired to do the same. We all benefit from uplifting our IT community leadership capabilities.

Until Next Year – have a safe and happy week. Happy Holidays!


Mary Patry
IT Executive Advisor and Leadership Coach  
 480.393.0722 (AZ)
 [email protected]

Let’s Talk sponsored by an IT Executive Coaching and Advisory practice targeting CIO’s challenge of leading and delivering business solutions with a focus on effective people and process capabilities. Discover the possibilities by scheduling a complimentary strategy session with Mary Patry.