Gartner Research

The Keep-It-Simple Approach to Reporting on IT Value

Published: 11 February 2011

ID: G00210318

Analyst(s): Richard Hunter


CIOs whose reports to the executive team involve 30-page slide decks can get much better results with less effort by remembering four words: It's all about them.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Slide 1: List the half-dozen most important enterprise strategies and objectives — growth in certain markets, new product introductions, customer retention and so on.
  • Slide 2: For each objective, list the initiatives that are intended to achieve it.
  • Slide 3: Describe what IT is doing in support of each of those initiatives.
  • Slide 4. Describe what IT is doing to improve its own operational excellence.
  • Slide 5. Raise any issues related to IT's involvement in enterprise initiatives that must be resolved by the executive team.
  • Slide 6: Say "thank you."

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