Topic: it value creation

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.

ICT Investment Management Guide

This comprehensive guide provides policy, principles, process, framework, and examples for a complete and thorough management – identify, select, evaluate, fund, deploy, monitor – of major investments. You can adapt this guide to create your own Information Technology investment management process and framework.

How to Use IT For Strategic Advantage?

This presentation discusses the use of information technology as a strategic weapon and presents and approach for IT strategy formulation.

Framework for IT Driven Economic Value

This presentation introduces a framework to assess the impact of information technology – electronic communication – on economic market structure and to prove that market economies are more conducive in an electronic communication environment.

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.

Business IT Alignment Using Value Disciplines

This article applies Michael Treacy and Fred Wiersema’s value discipline concept to analyze and align IT initiatives with business goals to maximize IT value.

Do Market Oriented IT Organizations Produce More Value?

This research study determined that organizations that clearly define sources of value provide superior value to customers – consequently, creating more business value. To prove its point, the researchers developed metrics to quantify value discipline choice and clarity and explored the relationship between market orientation and value discipline clarity. Can these lessons be applied to an IT Organization?

IT Performance Measurement Dilemma

This paper discusses the three critical issues at the heart of the performance measurement puzzle – what to measure? how to measure? How to connect measurement with business results?

Public Return on Investment (ROI)

How do you measure return on investment in the public or government or not for profit sector that do not produce revenues or profits and differentiation is really not a factor? Public Return on Investment (ROI) is a framework for measuring value of IT investments in these environments.

How Does IT Create Business Value?

This presentation discusses the IT organization at General Motors – key roles and responsibilities – and how it adds value to the business. (This is a pre-meltdown and bailout presentation so much might have changed since!)

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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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