Topic: information technology return on investment

A Tutorial on Return on Investment (ROI)

This presentation provides an in-depth tutorial on return on analysis (ROI) concepts used to calculate the value delivered by information technology initiatives. It introduces the concept of ROI, discusses the different types of ROI metrics in use, the benefits of using an ROI based approach to IT value, the pros and cons of using the approach, and presents different approaches to calculate ROI, with examples. Excellent Read! (100 pages) 

IT Investment Framework

This information technology investment framework provides the key criteria to consider when making decisions about IT investments. An IT investment framework is used to ensure maximum returns on every dollar spent on IT – to get the biggest bang for the IT buck. It is used to select, and prioritize IT initiatives. On an ongoing basis, this framework will help the governance committee assess progress and make decisions about continuing forward or divesting from investments.

Strategic Business Decisions Using IT Capability

This paper explores the use of information technology capability for better strategic business decisions – the author makes the case that IT has enabled better strategic decision making.

ICT Investment Management Framework

This guide introduces an information technology investment and decision making framework to align ICT investments with business objectives. This framework also helps in building a culture of discipline and structured analysis for information systems and technology.

ICT Investment Assessment Template

This template provides an easy to use yet in-depth and meaningful checklist of questions to assess an investment proposal – it can be used to guide the development of your own business case as well.

Preparing a Project Cost Estimate for a Business Case

This document helps develop robust cost and budget estimates in support of sound investment decisions. A detailed project cost estimate is critical to a business case because it helps identify the optimal financial outcome over the investment’s lifecycle.

Investment Lifecycle Management Framework

This document provides an overview of a comprehensive investment lifecycle management framework to identify, select, fund, build, deploy and monitor investments – from investment proposals, to business cases to implemented solutions and key decisions in between.

Case Study: New IT Operating Model

This case study describes a new IT operating model – a new process to manage IT investments – that fosters innovation, improves architecture and paves the way to standardization across the enterprise.

Enterprise Performance Life Cycle (EPLC) Investment Management Framework

This is a guide to the Enterprise Performance Life Cycle (EPLC) framework to manage IT investments with an enterprise perspective – to achieve consistently successful outcomes that maximize alignment with enterprise-wide and division specific goals and objectives.

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Sample IT Strategy Plan

A good IT Strategy Plan that you can use as a template to create your own.

IT Strategy Presentation

This in-depth – 78 pages – presentation goes into just about everything you would have wanted to know about IT Strategy aka business IT alignment (ICT Strategy, IS strategy, IS strategic alignment, IT Alignment, strategic information systems planning (SISP)…)

IT Strategy Example

This is an in-depth information technology strategic planning example that details the process and framework that CIOs can adapt to give direction to their own IT Organizations. Excellent Read!! (200 pages)

IT Strategy Template

Use this template to create an IT strategic plan for your organization – aligning business with IT strategy. IT Strategy Template can be downloaded for free by CIO Index members.

7 Steps to Business and IT Alignment

No business will ever reach the goal of “business and IT alignment”. Should this discourage you from pursuing business and IT alignment? NO! It is a worthy goal to pursue. Indeed, it is a critical one to pursue. You might never reach alignment but you can take steps to get ever closer. This requires a process. Often, we ignore the fact that business and IT alignment is a process. This process does not have a starting point nor does it have an end. It is a series of “learn and do” cycles that incrementally get towards alignment. Let me explain.

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