From Business Strategy to IT Action Right Decisions for a Better Bottom Line

ISBN-10: 0471491918
ISBN-13: 9780471491910
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $77.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/26/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Concerned with how businesses invest in technology and how these investments are integrated within the overall business strategy, this book presents an integrated approach to connecting an enterprise's strategic intention with its IT activities and then provides a roadmap for how to get there.

Bill Walton is a contributor for the following Health Communications, Inc. Title: How to Be Like Coach Wooden

Preface
Acknowledgments
Define the Goals
Today's Reality
The Entire IT Spend: Reducing Cost and Improving Bottom-Line Impact
The Strategy-to-Bottom-Line Value Chain
Disconnects
Critical Success Factors
Completing the Picture: The New Information Economics Practices
Summary of the Book
Define the Goals: Management Agenda
Ask the Right Questions
The Right Questions Focus on Affordability and Impact
Affordability Questions: The Starting Point for the Right Actions
Impact Questions: The Roadmap for the Right Actions
Examples: Answering the Questions
The Contexts for Management Questions Are Planning and Budgeting Processes
Why Ask Affordability and Impact Questions? Taking Action
Chapter Summary
Ask the Right Questions: Management Agenda
Connect to the Bottom Line
Bottom-Line Impact Based on Cause and Effect
Cause and Effect Is Based on Management's Intentions
Management's Strategic Intentions
Principles of IT's Bottom-Line Impact
Summary and Additional Implications
Connect to the Bottom Line: Management Agenda
Understand Costs and Resources
Introduction
Origins of Portfolio Management
IT Portfolio Management in Prioritization
Portfolios in NIE Practices
Four IT Portfolio Concepts
Practical Problems in Applying Portfolio Management
Summing Up Portfolios and Portfolio Management in Information Technology
Chapter Summary
Understand Costs and Resources: Management Agenda
Focus on the Right Things
The Goals and Principles for Right Decisions/Right Results
Goal 1: Actionable, Commonly Understood Strategic Intentions
Goal 2: The Right Bottom-Line Results from IT
Goal 3: The Right Management Culture and Management Roles
Goal 4: Portfolios and Portfolio Management
Goal 5: Actions and Results
Summary of Right Decisions/Right Results-Goals and Principles
Goals and Principles Applied to the Strategy-to-Bottom-Line Value Chain and NIE Practices
Focus on the Right Things: Management Agenda
Adopt Effective Process to Produce Action
The Strategy-to-Bottom-Line Value Chain
Establishing the Process Connections
Management Roles
New Information Economics Practices
Summing Up New Information Economics Practices
Summing Up: Adopt Effective Process to Produce Action
Adopt Effective Process to Produce Action: Management Agenda
Tackle the Practical Problems
A Practical Perspective
The Practical Problems Revolve around People
Addressing Practical Problems: IT Impact Management
Practical Problems Getting from Strategy to Bottom-Line Impact
The Role of IT Impact Management
Tackle the Practical Problems: Management Agenda
Make the Right Decisions
The Management Context for "Make the Right Decisions"
Elements of Right Decisions
Make the Right Decisions: Two NIE Practices
The Prioritization Practice
The Alignment Practice
Make the Right Decisions with Prioritization and Alignment
Chapter Summary
Make the Right Decisions: Management Agenda
Plan for the Right Results
Two Planning Processes
The Strategic Demand/Supply Planning Practice
The Innovation Planning Practice
Chapter Summary: Plan for the Right Results
Plan for the Right Results: Management Agenda
Keep Score
Management Issues
Frameworks and Process

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