business value

Introduction to Gartner Business Value Model

This paper introduces Gartner’s business value model is a framework to measure business performance – designed to help business IT alignment, project portfolio prioritization, and communicating the value of IT to the business. The Business Value Model supports the Balanced Scorecard, Six Sigma, Economic Value Added, agility and other methodologies.

Defining the Business Value of Information Technology

This paper presents a simplified methodology to realize business benefits from IT investments – create a format enterprise architecture coupled with lifecycle cost optimization to ensure IT projects meet minimum hurdle rate. The author makes the case that this approach also has broad acceptance in the business community.

Competitive Advantage Through Value Discipline

This seminal article on value disciplines is a MUST read. It discusses the basis of competitive domination: differentiated value! Those who define it, deliver it and take it out of their competitors’ reach win. Hands down.

Realizing the Business Value of IT Investments

This paper illustrates an organizational process for managing IT investments and measuring the business value of those investments by drawing on the experiences of Holy Cross Health System.

Business Portfolio Analysis Frameworks

This presentation discusses three frameworks for business portfolio analysis namely, BCG (Boston Consulting Group) Matrix, PIMS (Profit Impact of Market Strategy), and GE(General Electric)/McKinsey Multi-Factor Matrix.

Technology Driven Innovation

Technology enables business strategy. Does technology drive business strategy? This paper discusses the latter in great depth