How well do you build your business case?

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cheers Martin

Martin Palmgren, EVP .COMMUNICATE – Deliver Business Value with IT
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I currently work with a number of international groups on their “IT Value proposition” that is how do we deliver value to the needs of the business and demonstrate that we do so:

“How do our operations and IT systems function for the benefit of the business and our customers?”, “How do our core systems help / leverage our employees capabilities in their work for customers?”, “How do we increase performance and reduce cost?”

My latest book “Deliver Business Value with IT” that focus on how to execute the business strategy supported by IT demonstrate how we do this:

WHAT THE REVIEWERS SAID: “ The “Deliver Business Value with IT” series is an extremely solid piece of work that comes across as the A-Z reference of how to execute and implement IT strategy from a CIO level perspective. The reader will learn robust approaches to deliver services designed to support IT and Business drivers. The perspective that Martin spells out permits an overview of how to leverage existing frameworks but also to effectively support the execution of an IT Strategy aligned with the Business Strategy.”

 
“The focus that Martin takes in the “Deliver Business Value with IT” series will help in tackling the seven main non-technical challenges any CIO or other senior IT business leaders will face:
 

1. How and what should I communicate to whom in what way?

2. What to think of when it comes to competences needed to provide my IT services?

3. How to provide the best value at the best cost?

4. What to think of when ensuring efficient and effective delivery of projects?

5. How to establish a sourcing strategy and determining how to manage your vendors?

6. What are the best practices for managing my operations, and what to think of?

7. How can I best scan for and analyse emerging technologies?

The approach taken utilizing basic business management principles and applying them to how to run an IT department are explained clearly, and takes this publication above and beyond the standard publication proclaiming to ‘run IT as a business’. The 2 key trends identified in the publication for the CIO to focus on of “Differentiation” and “Cost” are a perfect example of this.

Mats Hultin, CIO Saab Defence and head of one of the most business centric IT organisations that I have seen consider “Deliver Business Value with IT” series as a toolbox that all CIO’s or IT Executives would like to have at hand and consult on a regular basis as they start to Design, Build and Run Effective IT Strategy execution to business needs.

How well do you build your business case?

Do you leverage your CIO office initiative effectively to deliver to the needs of the business?

The CIO office has emerged as the co-ordinating unit for IT initiative. Often a project management (PM) office it tends to focus on the completion of projects (short term) rather than how to effectively support the needs of the business on a longer term basis.

To effectively manage your IT resources has become business critical as we leverage business strategy execution with IT to:

  1. Meet Demand and Cost drivers,
  2. “Time to market”,
  3. Cost effectiveness
  4. and Cycle Time.

“How to build a CIO Office to deliver effective IT services and meet stakeholder expectations” is developed to provide pragmatic guidance on how to develop and execute your IT Strategy with a CIO Office to deliver effective IT services and meet stakeholder expectations.

Please find “How to build a CIO Office to deliver effective IT services and meet stakeholder expectations” @ https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/367201 , amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FVZ9HF8 and soon on  all the major e book stores.

As a part of the launch we will offer 20% off as you buy the book via https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/367201 (valid until November 14th) with the coupon code “RC33P”

Please find this and similar articles @ https://deliverbusinessvaluewithit.com/

Do you leverage your CIO office initiative effectively to deliver to the needs of the business?