Topic: IT Investment Business Case

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!

How to Develop a Business Case for IT Investments

This business case guide provides a template for managers to seek approval and support for IT investments. It provides the steps in the analysis required to ensure that IT investments are planned and documented – requirements are defined, performance metrics are identified, and program costs, benefits, and risks are well defined and understood prior to initiating an IT project.

IT Investment Business Case Guide

This guide focuses on creating a business case for a generic project peripheral to an IT investment. The guide helps understand what a Business Case is, when and how one should be produced, what should be included, as well as some of the tools and techniques that may be used to develop a Business Case. (100 pages)

Business Case Guide for IT Investments

This guide helps develop a business case for IT investments. It provides a structure for the decision-making process, and for presenting this information in a way that makes decision-making easier, and help secure commitment and engagement across the organization and ultimately lead to a greater chance of success for the project.

Guide to Business Case for IT Investments

This in-depth guide provides the process, templates, and guidance to create a business case for investments. The excellent discussion goes beyond financial considerations to include critical non-financial issues to consider when funding an investment. The emphasis is not on fulfilling an administrative mandate for approval of investments but to genuinely understand what it takes for an investment to succeed based upon fact and evidence. Excellent Read! (200 pages)

Strategic Business Case Template

This business case template is used to perform a strategic assessment or evaluation of a proposed IT investment or to build a strategic case for the investment. What is the strategic context and fit for the proposed investment? What is the need for change and how does this investment address it? What is the overall direction and structure of the proposed program and its implementation? This business case template can assist in an early detection of potential issues and therefore save the organization considerable time, effort and resources from being invested in the wrong program.

Preliminary Business Case Template

This template 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.

Program Business Case Template

This template helps build a business case for a specific program for an IT Investment – a temporary, time bound, flexible arrangement established to coordinate, direct and oversee the implementation of a set of related projects and activities in order to deliver outcomes and benefits.

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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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