This is a framework to create a business case for IT investments with a difference: it factors in intangible assets. Excellent Discussion! (100+ pages)
Topic: IT investment business case framework
This comprehensive, multi-volume guide contains a complete set of tools – framework, process, instructions, templates, and tools – to create a business case for information technology (ICT) investments. This guide contains information, and tools for the preparer, and reviewers. Excellent toolkit for the CIO who wants a structured approach to IT Business Cases.
This package contains a complete guide to information technology project business justification – with detailed guidance on feasibility analysis, economic justification, and special considerations – a template to create a business case, and detailed examples of this framework being used to justify major IT initiatives. Excellent Read!
This guide helps build an initial or indicative business case for an investment. This business case established the strategic context of the proposed investment, confirms the need for a solution to a business problem, recommends an approach with a list of viable options, and gets approval for further analysis to develop a detailed business case.
This business case framework and approach is designed to improve the outcome of major investments using a structured approach that integrates disciplined decision making with program management and assurance. This approach provides an intuitive process to ensure key aspects of an investment proposal are considered and supported and a standard communication tool for engaging key stakeholders throughout the lifecycle and the various decisions at key points along it.
The Strategic Assessment is intended to provide stakeholders with a high degree of confidence that the investment they are considering aligns with the organizations strategic priorities and responds to a true business need. Stakeholders can consider the rationale for a proposed investment at an early stage, and determine if the proposal warrants the development of a business case.
This document discusses benefit assessment of an investment proposal. Benefits management is vital in ensuring that an initiative achieves what it set out to do. It involves articulating what benefits are expected from the initiative, how it will be known that the benefits are achieved, and the assessment of what has eventuated against what was planned. Managing benefits extends beyond the lifecycle of a project or program. It requires a structure that survives long after the project/program team has disbanded.
This document describes the strategic assessment of an IT investment which answers the simple question: "is there a need?" This is perhaps the first stage in an investment's lifecycle and most critical because this is where one can either save the day or really make a blunder approving a disaster or rejecting a gem!
This in depth business case guide provides a structured and results driven approach and framework for all stages of the business case process. The guide is for capital intensive projects and can be adapted to technology specific business cases. (200 pages)
This presentation introduces Gartner's total value of opportunity (TVO) methodology which uses "Business Metrics to Shed Light on IT Investments"
A framework for business IT alignment.
A good IT Strategy Plan that you can use as a template to create your own.
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)…)
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)
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.
CIOs can use this step-by-step guide to improve business IT alignment.
There are many definitions of IT Strategy. Which one is true?