IT Governance: How Top Performers Manage IT Decision Rights for Superior Results

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Harvard Business Press, 2004 - BUSINESS & ECONOMICS - 269 pages
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Seventy percent of all IT projects fail—and scores of books have attempted to help firms measure and manage IT systems and processes better in order to turn this figure around

In this book, IT experts Peter D. Weill and Jeanne W. Ross argue that the real reason IT fails to deliver value is that companies have no formal system in place for guiding and monitoring IT decisions.

Their research shows that firms with explicit IT governance systems have twice the profit of firms with poor governance, given the same strategic objectives. Just as corporate governance systems aim to ensure quality decisions about corporate assets, the authors show, companies need IT governance systems to ensure that IT investments are made wisely and effectively.

  

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Contents

IT Governance Simultaneously Empowers and Controls
1
Five Key IT Decisions Making IT a Strategic Asset
25
IT Governance Archetypes for Allocating Decision Rights
57
Mechanisms for Implementing IT Governance
85
What IT Governance Works Best
117
Linking Strategy IT Governance and Performance
147
Government and NotforProfit Organizations
185
Leadership Principles for IT Governance
215
Research Sites
237
Measuring Governance Performance
239
Notes
241
Index
255
About the Authors
269
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About the author (2004)

Peter Weillis the Director of the Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) and a Senior Research Scientist at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Jeanne W. Ross is Principal Research Scientist at CISR.

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