IT Portfolio Management Step-by-Step: Unlocking the Business Value of Technology / Edition 1by Bryan Maizlish
Pub. Date: 04/15/2005
Information technology (IT) provides inordinate value if applied properly. Identifying and implementing new value and revenue opportunities, while maximizing return based on existing investments is contingent on understanding the entire portfolio of information technology investments. Just as a financial investment portfolio requires constant monitoring and action,… See more details below
Information technology (IT) provides inordinate value if applied properly. Identifying and implementing new value and revenue opportunities, while maximizing return based on existing investments is contingent on understanding the entire portfolio of information technology investments. Just as a financial investment portfolio requires constant monitoring and action, the investments a company has, or is making, in IT must constantly be evaluated. This need is evermore heightened in today's demanding regulatory environment. While silver bullet solutions do not exist for difficult problems, IT portfolio management provides a realistic approach to ensuring that investments in technology continue to support the needs of business.
Based on the authors' combined professional hands-on IT and financial experience of over thirty years, the unparalleled input and support from an army of individuals from the leading IT market research firm in the area of IT portfolio management, extensive research and case studies from many exemplar companies, IT Portfolio Management Step-By-Step provides the closest thing to a Holy Grail solutionthe first complete book ever published that presents a proven, pragmatic, and non-technical approach to simplifying the process of achieving a rationalized and business-aligned IT portfolio.
IT Portfolio Management Step-By-Step encapsulates the essential ingredients novices and experts need to build or fortify an existing IT portfolio, including extensive coverage of:
- The comprehensive five-level IT portfolio maturity model and portfolio metrics
- Policies, principles, organizational roles, and other governance aspects of IT portfolio management, including linkages to Sarbanes-Oxley and CobiT
- The IT life cycle and each IT sub-portfolio in their content and context
- The eight detailed stages and specific tasks of building, step by step, the IT portfolio, replete with realities and lessons learned
- Coverage of advanced IT portfolio management topics such as Monte Carlo Simulation, the Efficient Frontier curve, Real Options, Analytical Hierarchy Process, Earned Value Analysis, Balanced Scorecard, and Scenario Planning
- Criteria for selecting an IT portfolio management tool vendor
- Insight regarding the impact of future trends and technologies on IT portfolio management
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Table of Contents
Overview of the Book.
Chapter 1: IT Portfolio Management: An Overview.
Cha Cha Changes in the Current Environment.
Focus on IT Investments.
Forming, Norming, Storming: The IT Life Cycle.
Does IT Really Matter? The IT Productivity Paradox.
IT Portfolio Management 101.
Comparison of IT Portfolio Management and Financial Portfolio Management.
Value and Risks.
Appendix 1A: Selected Firm-Level Studies of IT Returns.
Chapter 2: Planning for IT Portfolio Management: Ready, Aim, THEN Fire.
IT Portfolio Management Maturity.
IT Portfolio Management Capability Assessment.
Refining IT Portfolio Objectives.
Chartering the Effort.
IT Portfolio Management Software Selection.
Appendix 2A: IT Portfolio Management Maturity Levels.
Chapter 3: People and Governance: The Most Important Success Factors of IT Portfolio Management.
A Demanding Environment.
The New Focus for IT: Business.
The Business–IT Alignment.
CobiT: Managing the Risk and Control of IT.
Appendix 3A: Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Road Map.
Appendix 3B: Top Issues Faced by Management.
Appendix 3C: Top Issues Mapped to Key Individuals and Governance Bodies.
Chapter 4: IT Portfolios and Their Content in Context.
IT Discovery Portfolio.
IT Project Portfolio.
IT Asset Portfolio.
Appendix 4A: Technology Readiness Levels: Hardware and Software.
Chapter 5: Building the IT Portfolio.
Stage 1: Game Plan.
Stage 2: Planning.
Stage 3: Creating.
Stage 4: Assessing.
Stage 5: Balancing.
Stage 6: Communicating.
Stage 7: Governance and Organization.
Stage 8: Assessing Execution.
Appendix 5A: Value Categories and Value Factors.
Appendix 5B: Risk Categories and Risk Factors.
Appendix 5C: Readiness Assessment: Business, Internal, and Operational Diagnostics.
Chapter 6: The IT Portfolio Management Market and Industry Provider Assessment Methodology.
IT Portfolio Software Market.
IT Portfolio Software Selection Process.
Industry Provider Assessment Methodology.
Appendix 6A: Advanced IT Portfolio Software Provider Evaluation Criteria.
Chapter 7: Final Thoughts.
The Future Vision.
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