Topic: IT Investment Business Case Process

IT Investment Business Case Toolkit

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.

IT Project Business Justification Guide with Examples

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!

Creating an Preliminary Business Case for an IT Investment

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.

Strategic Assessment of Investment Proposal

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.

Benefit Assessment of Investment Proposal

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.

Strategic Assessment of IT Investment Proposal

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!

How to Build a Better Business Case

This presentation discusses the key building blocks of a business case and the steps needed to assemble them into a meaningful instrument to communicate the value proposition of an initiative.

Business Case Guide

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)

Business Case Process Guide

This guide is focused on the process more than the content of an investment business case. It provides templates and examples to illustrate the business case preparation and approval process. You will have to sift through some situation specific information to leverage this document but it is worth it.

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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.

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