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President Obama Just Crushed Your College’s Strategic Plan Now What

Did you catch President Obama’s State of the Union address earlier this week? The one where he crushed your college’s strategic plan. In case you were busy and haven’t yet seen any of the analysis in the news let me … Continue reading

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Mid-Year Performance Status: CIO 12 Tasks Of Christmas

Today, December 1st marks the pivotal time for CIO’s. It’s time to check performance on your current plan and make any mid-year adjustments. It is also a time for CIO’s to begin laying a foundation for your FY13 agenda. Higher education … Continue reading

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Does Vivek Kundra Deserve CIO Superstar Status?

Vivek Kundra’s popularity continues to be a bit of a mystery to me. As the first US Federal CIO Vivek Kundra appointed by President Obama, Kundra began the process of shaping a public policy for the use of technology in … Continue reading

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Business Impact Analysis for Project Risk Management

Conducting a business impact analysis (BIA) for project risk management had never really occurred to me in a serious way. That is until I read BIA for Projects in the current edition of Disaster Recovery Journal by John Glenn.

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Project Selection Criteria Using ROI, NPV, IRR and Risk

Developing project selection criteria that rely on a defensible business case and solid Return on Investment (ROI) is fundamental to effective IT governance and project portfolio management (PPM). That means a business case and ROI for every project under consideration … Continue reading

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ROI Calculator for IT Projects Using NPV, IRR and Payback Period

An ROI calculator is the best way to develop the financial justification, or business case, for IT projects as long as it includes NPV, IRR and payback period. By using an ROI calculator that produces the NPV, IRR and payback … Continue reading

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Evaluating IT Investments Using Objective IT Project Rankings

Evaluating IT investments for funding is one process where using a simpler approach is not always better. That is because the process of evaluating IT investments should involve a two step process for each project under consideration in order to … Continue reading

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