The New IT Management Strategy
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.
This capstone assesses the current hurdles faced by Chief Information Officers in meeting business unit objectives and maximizing organizational efficiencies. A review of existing management structures reveals operational gaps that are impacting CIOs’ ability to work efficiently and effectively. To resolve shortcoming of existing models the Flexible Information Technology Tools and Strategies (FITS) framework has been developed. FITS is a compilation of existing best practices and methods incorporated into a unique rapid implementation framework. It is intended to provide IT organizations and their executives with modular, simple, proven methods and tools for meeting their clients’ needs.
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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... An excellent discussion on business it management - alignment and fusion. MUST READ!! An excellent discussion on the business value of IT and the tools and frameworks toward that end. MUST Read! This paper discusses business/it alignment in the context of eBusiness. A very good discussion on developing IT Strategy including detailed steps and explanations. Must Read! This paper proposes an IT Governance Framework that specifies decision rights and accountability in post merger integration of the IT function. A framework for IT Investment Management - also covers the process and maturity model. Must Read!
This paper describes a framework to develop an information technology strategic plan for an organization. Focused on government organizations but the framework can be applied to any organization's IT Strategy design. In this series, we will discuss IT Value - from its definition to a framework to measure and track it
This white paper presents a framework to manage information technology efficiently and effectively. A good discussion for the CIO to follow to understand what drives IT value and how to build and deploy IT capability that creates this value.
Align business and IT strategy using Tracy and Wiersema’s Value Discipline model and "technology themes"
An improved method for measuring Total Cost of Ownership of data center and network room physical infrastructure and relating these costs to the overall Information Technology infrastructure This presentation outlines North Carolina State's investment management framework. This framework is a good place to start if you are on the IT Portfolio Management journey. Good Read! A guide to outcomes management methodology A Guide to Practical IT Project Management Metrics
This excellent presentation provides an in-depth overview to strategic planning. 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.
What produces the most synergy in M&A? IT of course. Who is the red haired step child in M&A? IT of course! An excellent guide to Economic Value Added (EVA) - it introduces the framework and provides good guidance on it use. The handbook approaches the topic from a general manager's perspective (not from a quant jock's perspective) so it makes the concept... This primer provides tools, concepts and a framework for addressing a number of critical challenges facing enterprise information technology (IT) organizations.
Is there a connection between business value and IT capability? Why yes, you proclaim. Now prove it! If you need help, this paper may be a good place to start. Framework to measure the value of IT investments in not for profit organizations such as public or government entities. A quantitative guide to IT Project Portfolio Management. Excellent discussion on the topic including extensive bibliography. Must Read! This document describes the Risk Management component of the Enhanced Management Framework. A guide to Earned Value Management (EVM) This paper provides the results from two total cost of ownership (TCO) based studies to make a case for migrating from mainframes to open system alternatives.
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.
This case study discusses aligning information technology (IT/ICT) strategy with business strategy using the Balanced Scorecard, at a multinational pharmaceutical company.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for Balanced Scorecard! Have you convinced your “financial types” on it? What do they think about the Balanced Scorecard? This primer on the Balanced Scorecard has been prepared by a controller for his peers. Read... Rapid Economic Justification (REJ) is Microsoft's Framework for IT investment optimization. This paper provides a quick introduction to REJ and its use. This presentation provides an introduction to the WiBe 4.0 framework: The problem: IT value. The solution? Many many frameworks and methodologies. Here is another one developed by Intel: IT Capability Maturity Framework (IT-CMF) This book - 416 pages - is an excellent resource on making decisions by objectives or DBO. It explains the basis, basics and then goes in depth on the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). Enterprise Architecture in its business/organizational context, focusing on business and IT strategy. How do you assess the value created by IT in the private sector? In the public sector? Is there a common framework that can be employed for both? Returns are NOTHING without risk. Get it? This presentation discusses the use of the balanced scorecard framework (BSC) to develop a strategic plan for a healthcare organization
This case study presents the results of using the balanced scorecard (BSC) framework for strategy formulation and implementation at the Osceola County government
This paper examines the “cause and effect” principle of the Balanced Scorecard in depth and argues that BSC is a practical framework i.e. cause and effect and Strategy Maps rule. Good Discussion.
This paper presents the Oracle view on business and IT alignment. Oracle framework of business and IT alignment proposes three elements namely, management excellence, operational excellence and technology excellence. This chapter presents the use of Balanced Scorecard to align IT with business.
"Business model" has to be the king of buzzwords. "Strategy" is not far behind but there is something about business models that makes it more powerful! This article tries to demystify the term.
Project Portfolio Management is a critical concept and tool for IT Managers. Have you cut through the hype so you can use this tool? This slide presents the essence of Earned Value Management (EVM) framework through an example. This document provides template based guidance to create a strategic plan for IT for small to mid sized businesses (SMB.) An excellent resource the the CIO who must organize their IT department using a simple tool. (80 pages)
This paper discusses ways to align business with IT closing the gap that exists between the two. A good discussion for the CIO who wants to understand why business and IT are misaligned and how to fix this.
This paper presents a comprehensive integrated model of law and strategy and affirmatively answers the question: is legal astuteness a valuable managerial capability?
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