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Leadership Development Module 3, Chapter 5: Budgeting Fundamentals of IT Management

Published: 26 February 2016

ID: G00300758

Analyst(s): Michael Smith


The development, presentation and management of the IT budget are perhaps the most fundamental tasks of IT management. In this chapter, we define the key elements of the IT budget and describe best practices for preparing the IT budget for approval.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Key IT Budgeting Definitions
  • Developing an Operating and Capital Budget
  • Presenting the Budget in Business Terms
  • Communicating the Approved Budget to Primary Stakeholders
  • Conclusion

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