An introduction to the Microsoft® REJ™ Framework
Rapid Economic Justification (REJ) is Microsoft's Framework for IT investment optimization. This paper provides a quick introduction to REJ and its use.
"Rapid Economic Justification (REJ) is a framework to help IT professionals analyze and optimize the economic performance of IT investments, and appropriate optimal resources and capital for IT projects. The core premise of this framework is that it is “business centric” and drives to align business priorities and IT investments."
Rapid Economic Justification (REJ) is Microsoft's Framework for IT investment optimization. This paper provides a quick introduction to REJ and its uses.
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This presentation will provide you with an understanding of the IT Strategic Planning & Governance creation processes, disciplines and tools What is the biggest problem facing IT Value? Lack of single framework that connects business and IT - top to bottom; left to right. Can a single framework connect the organizational stovepipes and frameworks within each? This is a good start but the... In this series, we will discuss IT Value - from its definition to a framework to measure and track it
Align business and IT strategy using Tracy and Wiersema’s Value Discipline model and "technology themes"
Applied Information Economics (AIE) is a method for quantifying the value of IT investments. This overview of AIE provides an overview of key IT decision problem, how AIE solves them and how AIE is different from other methods.
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An interesting discussion on various frameworks for ROI calculation.
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