Topic: Shareholder Value

CIOs Guide to Organizational Behavior

This is an in-depth discussion on human behavior in organizations – what drives people is critical to understanding how to manage them – and group dynamics. CIOs must understand both in order to lead an IT organization that consistently delivers value to the enterprise. MUST Read. (650 pages)

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.

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?

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.

Competitive Advantage Through Value Discipline

This seminal article on value disciplines is a MUST read. It discusses the basis of competitive domination: differentiated value! Those who define it, deliver it and take it out of their competitors’ reach win. Hands down.

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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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