An Executive’s Guide to maximizing the strategic value from your IT investment
Dennis G. Ravenelle itSMF Publishing & TSO
"IT That Matters is a seminal book, assembling most of the academic research on IT performance in a compelling and inspiring context. Awesome work!”
Gene Kim Tripwire founder Co-author of TheVisible Ops Handbook and The Phoenix Project
Citing award-winning cases, work done by the MIT Sloan School Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), prestigious faculty of the Harvard Business School and others the author distils and serves-up the Eight Imperatives that leaders must imprint into their organizations’ cultures and execute to make the ascent from the bottom of the maturity scale – initial, ad hoc, chaotic – to the pinnacle of maturity – integrated and optimized – occupied by only the top few per cent of organizations, where every dollar spent on IT yields a return that is measured in business terms.
The journey is further colourfully illustrated with a metaphorical “road trip."
Chock-a-block with insight, this quick read is intended to give governing boards and non-IT business executives guidance to transition their IT from a cost of doing business to a strategic asset.
“… the book [is] written in ‘business’ terms, very easy to understand with ‘zero’ IT background.”
Domitien Dijon Demets & Heuskin
“I am glad to see for the first time a (short) guide stating in a so pragmatic way the reality of the field and the actual perception of the IT by the Business.”
Serge Cauberghs Service Manager – Belgium
Short, quick read, free of jargon
Filled with references to additional useful resources
Provides a clear roadmap
Paperback, 68 pages
Pocket-sized: 95x160mm (3.75”x 6.25”)
I love this executive guide. In just over 50 pages, Dennis manages to remarkably sum up the eight imperatives that must be executed to enable the organization to maximize the strategic value of its IT investment.(read more)
“This is a must-read for all levels of management. Dennis reinforces the ideas with examples of successful programs. I have passed this to my supervisor, his peers and their supervisor.”
Quentin L. McCallum, CISSP Lansing Community College
IT That Matters provides a practical approach for how the business can realize value by leveraging IT as a strategic asset of the organization. Simply said: "IT Matters. IT is a part of the solution or IT is part of the problem." (read more)
Judy Sanker PMWORLD Journal
It is definitely worth spending a little time to get the essence of IT values to any serious businesses. It is a quick read, packed with great information. If you are serious about business in this globally competitive world, IT must be a part of your plan. IT definitely Matters.
T. J. Saotome Director of Engineering, TeamLogicIT