This eBook presents a framework to identify, create, and govern business value from information technology – this could be THE IT value guide for a CIO. The key benefit of using this IT value framework is that it integrates IT strategy, IT governance, Enterprise Architecture and IT Metrics in a seamless, holistic framework. Excellent Read! (200 pages)
Topic: IT Value Model
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.
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.
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.
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?
This guide provides an overview of the Public Value Assessment Tool (PVAT) to assess, in a structured way, the public value of a government initiative so that an agency can review the expected public value across their entire portfolio of open government initiatives.
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.
This paper introduces and discusses the DeLone and McLean model for information systems success.
This study explores the total cost of ownership (TCO) of operating linux versus windows servers.
This white paper uses the total cost of ownership (TCO) model to evaluate advanced store system software.
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.
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.
There are many definitions of IT Strategy. Which one is true?