Gartner Research

Leadership Development Module 3, Chapter 4: Realizing IT Investment Benefits

Published: 29 February 2016

ID: G00300756

Analyst(s): Colleen Young


A critical component of IT financial management and a critical success factor for CIOs involves the organization's ability to realize the benefits from IT investments. In this chapter, we explore the best practices for ensuring that the benefits from IT investments are measured and recognized.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Benefits Realization
    • Improving Benefits Realization Goes Hand-in-Hand With Closer Business Relationships
    • Benefits of IT Investments Are Realized Through Three Phases
    • Mitigating Risks
  • Integrating Benefits Into Management Practices
    • Planning Practices Lay the Foundation
    • Execution Practices Get the Business Ready
    • Harvesting Practices Ensure That the Benefits Are Reaped
  • Conclusion

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.