You are a member of the finance organization of a mid-sized manufacturer. You serve as a liaison between the finance group and the IT organization for budget review. The IT organization has just completed its annual strategic planning and budgeting process. Their plans, which include a $10 million budget (a 6 percent increase over last year), were forwarded to you for review by the recently hired CIO. Frankly, you do not understand the plan, nor do you see a close connection between the proposed projects and the strategic goals of the organization. The CIO is on the phone, asking to meet with you to discuss his plans and budget. How do you respond?