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Depoliticize IT Investments With a CIO Decision Framework

Published: 27 September 2018

ID: G00362599

Analyst(s): Ed Gabrys , Tina Nunno


Deciding between one investment and another is often an inherently political process as stakeholders battle for resources to help support their objectives. CIOs can use this decision framework to help depoliticize this process.

Table Of Contents


  • Recognize More-Political Than Empirical Decision Making
  • The CIO Investment Decision Framework
    • Each Framework Category Has Different Investment Principles
  • Applying the Decision Framework
  • Neutralize More Politics Through the Use of Principles
  • Adapt the Decision Framework to Your Political Situation

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