The majority of IT departments develop their strategy focused on the goals and objectives of the organization. This is the right approach but in a competitive labour market it is also important to include a talent strategy as part of your overall plan. This is equally important whether you have legacy systems where your key technical staff are nearing retirement age or are embarking on a digital transformation where new skills will be required.
Think about it for moment. If you are responsible for the systems infrastructure of your organization you need to be proactive and think about your talent as a strategic asset in your success. A talent strategy will help you focus on the skills you will need as well as what you need to attract and retain that talent. The more you prepare the easier it will be to achieve your goals.