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By Iain Aitken

Value-Driven IT administration explains how large sums are wasted by way of businesses (and governments) on poorly aligned, poorly justified and poorly controlled IT initiatives in keeping with 'wishful considering' price and gain assumptions and that even 'successful' initiatives not often appear to understand the advantages promised.The writer contends that the foundation explanation for the disgruntlement and disillusion usually present in senior administration with the worth extracted from its IT investments is a complacent company tradition which can really foster uncommercial behaviours in either clients and inner providers of IT solutions.The writer units out a close, pragmatic framework for commercialising the interior IT functionality and measuring its worth to the enterprise. this isn't to be accomplished through deploying traditional IT top practices or via making the IT functionality seem like an exterior merchant. in its place the writer proposes that the IT functionality should still rework its price to the enterprise by way of embracing a small set of most sensible price practices that may engender extra advertisement behaviours in either IT employees and clients and may concentration the IT Function's energies on offering profitable company results that may win the consideration of senior administration. * units out a close method of reworking the price that an IT division can and will upload to the company it serves * Firmly rooted within the genuine global * sensible and in keeping with 27 years of expertise of what truly works in offering IT companies

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Even if you could identify an IT function that, based on some amalgam of metrics, was universally agreed to be the world’s most cost-efficient, it could still be hopeless at delivering value to the business it serviced; in which case, would it really be ‘world class’? Many years ago Robert Redford played the role of a fresh-faced up and coming politician in a marvellous (and hugely underrated) film called The Candidate. At one point in the film he is asked by a posse of reporters for his policy on a controversial issue and then shocks them into stunned silence when he ingenuously and honestly replies that he hasn’t really thought it through and so doesn’t have a policy for that yet.

To optimize the value of IT to the business the focus of IT management activity and IT performance improvement activity must be on those practices that optimize outcomes. ’ Lewis Carroll – Through the Looking Glass In my Introduction I made the case for focusing our approach to the management of IT product and service delivery on outcomes in order to maximize the value derived from IT investments. So what does our ‘idealized’, high value-adding IT environment look like? Presumably this would be the much vaunted ‘world class IT’ environment with a ‘world class IT’ IT function at its ‘centre’.

The OGC has also 29 Value-Driven IT Management issued SSADM (best practices for systems development) and PRINCE (best practices for project management) so it has a lot of best practice to be responsible for. A common characteristic of these various ‘best practice’ models is that they are rooted in the ethos of ‘Total Quality Management’, itself founded on the ideas and work of W. Edwards Demming in the 1950s. The central goal of these approaches is ‘zero defects’. Zero defects as a goal is achieved by a philosophy of continuous process improvement.

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