A Practical Guide for Making Strategic IT Investments & Creating a Value Roadmap More than ever organizations are compelled to demonstrate how IT cost effectively supports company objectives and priorities. Info-Tech’s Maximizing Your IT Investments program is a practical, step-by-step guide for making strategic IT investments & creating a Value Roadmap for your organization. The purpose of the IT Investment & Value Roadmap is to take all of the improvement opportunities, Applications, Technology and Organization, and: • Evaluate their relative importance based on business value and cost. • Determine interdependencies (e.g., need to develop a new skill-set before adopting a piece of technology). • Combine opportunities into projects. • Set milestones for completing projects over the planning horizon. • Estimate the impact of the investments required on the IT budget.
Current IT Projects How to Use This Tool: Understanding IT's current workload is an essential element of planning the strategy for the upcoming year. This tool focuse all commitments currently on IT’s plate. The objective of this tool is to create a consolidated record of all current IT projects projects according to continued applicability, importance and alignment with changing business goals. 1. Using the "2. Current IT Projects" tab, develop of snapshot picture of current major IT projects/commitments.
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