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Investment Lifecycle Management (ILM)

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.

Business Case Example

Business case example highlights the preliminary or high level considerations in an investment proposal. This sample can be used to create your business case for an investment. More detailed analysis is/should be required for build approval.

Strategic Assessment Example

This strategic assessment example provides insights into the process – how to develop and evaluate options for strategic investments – using an integrated lifecycle.

ICT Project Solution Implementation Guide

This document provides guidance on building, delivering and implementing an it investment aka project or solution. A project or solution must be delivered in accordance with the promise of value or contract established at the business case stage so on-time and on-budget are really the beginning of successful project delivery.

Strategic Assessment of IT Investment Proposal

This document describes the strategic assessment of an IT investment which answers the simple question: "is there a need?" This is perhaps the first stage in an investment's lifecycle and most critical because this is where one can either save the day or really make a blunder approving a disaster or rejecting a gem!

Preparing a Project Cost Estimate for a Business Case

This document helps develop robust cost and budget estimates in support of sound investment decisions. A detailed project cost estimate is critical to a business case because it helps identify the optimal financial outcome over the investment’s lifecycle.

Investment Lifecycle Management Framework

This document provides an overview of a comprehensive investment lifecycle management framework to identify, select, fund, build, deploy and monitor investments – from investment proposals, to business cases to implemented solutions and key decisions in between.

Analyzing Strategic Investment Options

This document discusses an approach to analyze and prioritize strategic options for an investment – a critical step in getting the biggest bang for the investment dollar is to identify solution options, and then pick the right option to implement. Strategic option analysis is critical to investment decisions.

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