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Ignition Guide to Creating the Annual Budget for Infrastructure

Published: 21 March 2016

ID: G00367027

Analyst(s): Infrastructure and Operations Research Team


This guide includes documents that will help you create an effective budgeting process for Infrastructure, allocate financial resources efficiently to achieve IT and infrastructure objectives, and build flexibility into the budget to reflect changing business conditions.

Table Of Contents



Step 1 of 6: Plan the Budgeting Process

Project Objectives

Roles and Responsibilities

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 2 of 6: Collect Information for Developing the Budget


How to Set Up for Success

Step 3 of 6: Create an Infrastructure Operating Budget Draft


How to Set Up for Success

Step 4 of 6: Create an Infrastructure Capital Budget Draft


How to Set Up for Success

Step 5 of 6: Finalize and Communicate the Infrastructure Budget


How to Set Up for Success

Step 6 of 6: Monitor Budget Performance

Review Your Performance

Keys to Continued Success

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