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

Published: 05 September 2008

ID: G00160766

Analyst(s): Colleen Young

Summary

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

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