Topic: IT Performance management

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.

Profitability and Cost Management

This whitepaper discusses the importance of profitability and cost management – PCM drives business performance by discovering drivers of cost and profitability, empowering users with visibility and flexibility, and improving resource alignment – and introduces the profitability and cost management maturity life cycle with the goal of every organization being to reach the end stage aka "management excellence"

IT Financial Management

The author argues that financial visibility is critical for portfolio and project success. This presentation discusses IT financial management – what is it? what are the key financial metrics? how can IT financial management drive business decisions?

Gartner Business Value Model

This whitepaper discusses the Gartner Business Value Model – a framework for measuring business performance.

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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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