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Achieving Business Value from Technology A Practical Guide for Today's Executive

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ISBN-10: 0471232300

ISBN-13: 9780471232308

Edition: 2002

Authors: Tony Murphy

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PRAISE FOR ACHIEVING BUSINESS VALUE FROM TECHNOLOGY"Clearly, IT investments have never before played such a critical part in business growth. The book addresses the weakness existing in most management systems involving the lack of a systematic process to realize the economic benefits of the IT investment and provides a clear AZ methodology for business to bridge this gap. This book is clearly written for all levels and backgrounds in business management and is a mustdo for those whose business involves IT, is considering IT, or would like to significantly tailor IT investments for their economic advantage."--Professor Richard P. Wool, University of Delaware President and CEO, Cara Plastics…    
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Book details

List price: $76.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/8/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 254
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Industrial Age Thinking for Information Age Problems
Business Value from Information Technology (BVIT)--A Large and Growing Problem
Learning from Case Studies
What Do These Case Studies Have in Common?
Some Historical Perspective
Drawing Conclusions from These Changes
Revisiting the Case Studies
Industrial Age Thinking for Information Age Problems
The Limitations of Financial Metrics
The Value of Financial Techniques for IT Investment Appraisal
What Else Do We Need?
The Five Pillars of Benefits Realization
Strategic Alignment
Business Process Impact
Direct Payback
Setting the Ground Rules
Defining IT Value Standards
IT Value Analysis
IT Value Project Management
IT Value Achievement
IT Value Management
Selecting Specific Products and Vendors
Sensitivity Analysis
Investment Scope
Roles--A Foundation Stone of Effective Governance
The IT Council
The IT Investment Board
The Office of Architecture and Standards
The Project Office
Summary and Next Steps
Sample Value Standards
Strategic Alignment
Business Process Impact
Sample Value Standards Scoring Metrics
Business Process Impact
Completed Weightings
From the Field--Investment Case Worked Example
Quantifying End-User Benefits
Preliminary Information
Opening the Meeting
Resolution of Inconsistencies
Quantifying the Benefits
Refine Quantification
Gartner Recommended Approach to Risk Management
Collaborative Risk Management
Risk Assessment Processes
Predictability and Complexity of Risks
Analytical Hierarchy Process/Analysis
Probability Analysis (Monte Carlo Simulation)
Gartner Approach to Change Management: Strategic Planning Assumption
The Need for Change Management
The Human Response to Change
Financial Metrics
Net Present Value (NPV)
Internal Rate of Return (IRR)