In project management, a growing area of importance is “benefits realization”, including techniques to achieve on time and on budget efficiency. Broadly, it refers to aligning efforts with strategic purpose, realizing the purposes for which the project was selected, and gaining benefits from its effectiveness. There is a dearth of writing about how strategy is realized through IS projects, particularly at the program or project level. Our purpose is to create a clear, more detailed and predictive linkage between organizational strategies and IS project enactments by addressing the question, “How do organizations translate strategy through IT-enabled strategic initiatives?” In this RIP paper, we lay the foundation for our review and describe the process for our examination. By examining mechanisms for executing strategy, findings should be relevant both to academics in terms of providing insights for further testing and/or refinement, as well as practice for forming a basis for predicting outcomes and selection of execution process techniques.