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What Every Manager Needs to Know About Budgeting [click here]
If you have ever been confused by your organizationís budget or budgeting process, this tutorial is designed for you. The topic is demystified through a concise, plain English, discussion of why budgeting often seems to work against you, and what you can do to make it work for you.

IT Budgeting System - Deciding Whether to Build or Buy [click here]
A discussion of the issue, an approach to the decision, and some lessons learned by those that decided to build.

Common proposal ploys we know and hate [click here]
A lighthearted, yet incisive, budget analystsí viewpoint on funding proposals submitted by managers.

Get Your IT Project Funded - 5 Steps to Improve the Odds [click here]
Developing project justifications on very short notice is no easy task; yet, many IT professionals find themselves needing to do just that. Getting the funding you need to carry out important work means submitting proposals that contain the key information decision-makers need and want. This five-step approach will help you complete effective justifications under even severe time constraints--the calling card of a professional.

What can CIOs do to improve communications with senior management? [click here]
The business and technical journals tell us there is a communications gap; here is what can be done about it.

How can CIOs improve their presentations to senior management? [click here]
CIOs can use their presentations to show senior management that they mean "business"; here's how it can be done.

Introduction to the IT Investment Management Approach [click here]
Get a high-level overview of what leading organizations are doing to improve the way they make IT funding decisions. The intent of the IT Investment Management Approach is to more closely align IT projects with organization strategy and business plans. Learn what it is, what it does, and how it works.

IT - An Expense Or An Investment? [click here]
A fine, but important, distinction. This brief explains the difference and why it is significant.

Writing Effective Project Proposals [click here]
At some time, every manager is told to prepare a proposal for a major new IT project or initiative. First time proposal writers wrestle with the same questions: How do I get started? How should it be organized? What should be in it? Through helpful tips, and suggestions, this tutorial will answer these questions and more.

IT Performance Management [click here]
This tutorial is an introduction to performance management for anyone who needs to develop and implement non-technical performance measures for IT. It also serves those who want to understand the basic principles of performance measurement. This tutorial describes the major activities that are required in order to measure and manage the contribution of IT projects / activities to an organization's strategic goals and business objectives.

IT Business Performance Management--What Is It? [click here]
For those who know the term, but donít really understand it. A clear explanation and illustration from everyday life.




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