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What You Should Focus on When Building a Middle East I&O Strategy

Published: 26 November 2014

ID: G00268970

Analyst(s): Biswajeet Mahapatra, Simon Field


Infrastructure and operations organizations in the Middle East seldom have an I&O strategy to guide them, which often renders them directionless. I&O leaders need to develop a strategy with the financial team and key stakeholders that incorporates project appraisal and budget approval mechanisms.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Involve the Financial Team and Key Business Stakeholders in the I&O Strategy
  • Incorporate Robust Project Appraisal and Budget Approval Mechanisms Into the I&O Strategy
  • Develop an IT Financial Management Function and Use Benefits Realization techniques

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