A Value-Based Perspective on Business-IT alignment
Business-IT alignment From a Value-Based Perspective covers the basics of it alignment, value modeling as a tool and provides an overview of VITAL - Value-based IT Alignment.
The presentation covers the following topics:
- What is business-IT alignment
- State of the art in research and practice on business IT alignment
- The need for a more synthetic approach to business IT alignment
- Value modeling as a tool for business-IT alignment
- An overview of the VITAL project
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This paper explores the role of internal business IT alignment and IT governance on service quality in IT outsourcing arrangements Ever wonder what all the time and money spent getting up the CMM maturity curve get you? Wonder no more! Cloud computing business case to justify based on return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO) This case study uses Six Sigma to assess the value of CMM. Good discussion. This presentation makes the connection between information technology service management (ITSM) and business it alignment. What is the impact of customer retention efforts on Customer lifetime value? Read On... What is the connection between shareholder value and customer lifetime value? Read On... Does IT Spending Matter? The answer is an emphatic no. Then what does? Read on... What is the lifetime value of a "customer"? Use this simple but powerful toolkit to get an answer. This paper provides the connection between IT investments and business innovation. Due diligence activities usually are focused primarily on business and financial issues. Thus, many organizations fail to look closely enough at the information technology aspects of the deal. As a consequence, companies may put large proportions of... This slide presents the essence of Earned Value Management (EVM) framework through an example. This paper introduces Economic Value Added (EVA) in simple, easy to understand terms. This presentation documents the state of IT today - pretty sad commentary - or to be accurate in 2004 but I trust not much has changed since. It takes these facts and figures to build a case for the five critical success factors to manage IT for va... Managing for customer lifetime value is a wonderful ambition but remains a pipe dream for most companies. This paper provides a quick reference to the Henderson and Venkatraman Strategic alignment Model. This article describes a tool/framework to measure and address business it alignment. This paper presents a framework for strategic technology planning. This presentation demonstrates the chasm between business, and IT, dives into the root causes of mis-alignment, and proposes restructuring the entire IT Organization to create effective business IT alignment. An excellent treatment of business IT ali... A simple framework to understand the relationship between business strategy, organizational strategy and IT strategy. This IT Strategic plan details and uses an information technology strategy framework to assess current situation, recommend initiatives and actions, prioritize initiatives, provide cost estimates and develop a five year implementation plan. This information technology strategic plan can be used as a template to create your own. This plan provides a strategic vision and direction for key stakeholders - "It is not meant to be a tactical plan that lays out specific tasks and operational responsibilities. Rather, it provides strategic objectives which can serve as guideposts fo... This paper presents a cost and performance measurement system that integrates the Activity-Based Costing (ABC) method with the Economic Value Added value-based financial performance measure. A presentation on the Earned Value Management (EVM) methodology. Good read! This presentation introduces Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) in simple, easy to understand terms with practical examples. This paper explains in depth the Economic Value Added (EVA) framework, its proper use and compares the framework to other value measurement frameworks. This presentation will help you understand what IT strategy is, what it means to align business and IT, and the steps required to create business IT alignment. A good read for the CIO who is trying to get on introduction to IT strategy. Value-based IT Alignment (VITAL) overview and discussion on basic underlying principles and components of this it value based framework. One of the toughest questions to answer is: is my business is alignment with IT? Prof. Luftman tries to answer this question in this paper originally published in 2000. IT Business Case Template with step by step guide you can use to assess value of IT projects - costs, benefits, and risks.
The paper presents a framework for developing an IT Strategy for business value. This information technology (IT) strategy framework is designed to assist in the creation of an IT strategic plan for educational and learning institutions. It is presented in the form of a workbook that identifies current situation and the path to d... This IT strategy plan is positioned as a "playbook" thereby placing an emphasis on "action." The strategic plan itself focuses on creating one organization - a consolidated enterprise computing model that drives efficiency through consolidated operat... A very good presentation on EVA. Good Read! This cost estimation guide provides invaluable information on cost estimation - throughout a project's lifecycle and its connection to other levers of value creation such as risk. This paper explores the connection between IT value and IT Balanced Scorecard/IT Strategy Maps. It describes patterns of IT value i.e. ways in which IT creates/enables value, connects IT value with cascaded and linked strategic objectives and discu... Can you say with certainty that your IT is aligned with business? Can you prove it? If improving IT ROI is an imperative for you, read on. This paper will show you how to improve ROI by 10% or more… Enclosed is an introduction to "Applied Information Economics" aka AIE. The author - Douglas Hubbard - provides the value proposition for the value proposition measuring framework! Good Read!
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Last week, we discussed the cost dimension of IT Value. This week, we will discuss the time to market dimension.
Last week, we discussed the time to market dimension of IT Value. This week, we will discuss the quality dimension.
Last week, we focused on quality and its impact on IT Value. This week, we will take a look at productivity and its impact on IT Value
Last week, we focused on productivity and its impact on IT Value. This week, we will take a look at customer satisfaction and its impact on IT Value
Last week we discussed customer satisfaction. This week we will look at the risk dimension of IT Value.
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This paper introduces a new IT Strategy framework - Flexible Information Technology Tools and Strategies (FITS). FITS is a compilation of existing best practices and methods incorporated into a unique rapid implementation framework. An overview to Value Measuring Methodology (VMM). This whitepaper summarizes key factors to consider in a platform cost comparison that evaluates financial costs and benefits of mainframe and distributed platforms. This case study uses Forrester's Total Economic Impact (TEI) to evaluate the financial impact of implementing the Virtual Queuing Solutions. The document shows all calculations and assumptions that go into creating this business case using Total Eco... Understanding the IT Value equation is critical to making IT Decisions. This article provides guidance using the education industry. This presentation provides good guidance on using Balanced Scorecard from strategy to execution - driving high performance teams to envision, create and deliver value.
This presentation discusses the role of the CIO in the delivery of business value. Using the IT CMF (IT Capability Maturity) Framework they can, on the one hand, start a new, business value based, dialogue, with their business partners and on the ot... A framework to calculate Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. The current debate over IT spending often misses the point. It’s not how much you spend, it’s the way you manage your IT spending that counts. The goal is not reduced spending but selective, value-creating spending that makes a greater contribution ... A "How to" guide to IT value measurement. This paper reviews the key business IT alignment models and frameworks and "suggests that some models of alignment could be strengthened by considering alternatives to this four domain model. Drawing on other work on the dynamics of human-technologi... This research paper examines the impact of six factors on business it alignment (strategic alignment) namely, leadership, values and belief, IT managerial resources, service quality, and IT implementation success. The author's research hints at three things with business it alignment: 1) alignment improves organizational performance 2) formal organizational structure alignment does not help 3) informal organizational alignment does have a positive impact! Does IT ROI matter? Great many intelligent people are spending sleepless nights and countless dollars calculating IT ROI. The author argues that they are wasting their time and shareholder dollars! This paper presents an overview of some the more famous frameworks to measure IT's public value. The surprise here is that these frameworks can be used by "for profit" corporations as well.
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