The IT Value Stack: A Boardroom Guide to IT Leadership
John Wiley & Sons, 2007 dec. 17 - 308 oldal
"Ade McCormack sounds a much-needed clarion call for IT to “grow up” and become a mature business function"
—Nicholas Carr, Author of Does IT Matter and The Big Switch
"The wit, imagination and insight that Ade brings to his regular Boardroom Debate column in the Financial Times Digital Business section shine through his new book. Ade looks at where the power, blame, influence and value in IT all sit as business technology matures and the game shifts towards maximising its value."
"This excellent book is a must read for anyone in business. As in his first book Ade McCormack demystifies IT and makes it clear, relevant and interesting for business."
"Ade McCormack hits at the key issues, the Business/IT relationship can no longer be one of master/slave, but must evolve into one of value based partnership for business advantage. An essential read for those organisations who believe there has to be a third way between traditional business and IT approaches."
Successful IT value realisation is a cloudy subject. This in part contributes to the overall dissatisfaction many organisations have with IT. This book tackles the subject of IT value realisation head on. Most importantly it provides a model to help CIOs and business leaders maximize the return on their IT investment.
This book is based on the author's IT Value Stack methodology, which helps business leaders take control of their IT investment. Boardroom-bound CIOs will also find this book of value. As will those that advise on strategic business-IT matters.
The model is corroborated with input from influential people working within the world’s most successful end-user, business advisory and technology organisations.
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The book is aimed at a fairly high-level audience and makes a case for better integration, or "entwinement", of technology into businesses. Ade can come across somewhat opinionated but he gives you fair warning of this right up front and he has clearly put his ideas into practice enough to feel confident in them. Ade's premise is that IT is often viewed through a cost-focus lens or with a view to assigning blame for problems. As such, its ability to positively impact business is limited and IT can seem to be an immature business function. In particular it can be hard to assign value to IT so as to correctly manage investments in IT. Ade lays makes his case, details his process and then wraps up with a nice "to do" list at the end. The 7 steps in his model (in order of adoption) are: 1. Strategy Entwinement 2. Process Entwinement 3. People Entwinement 4. Technology Management 5. Service Management 6. Circulation Management 7. Value Management Ade's perspective is that these must be addressed in order and that each builds on the previous. There is lots of good stuff in the book and he lays out each chapter consistently. He is clearly trying to make each chapter reach coherently stand-alone, and he succeeds, but it gets a little repetitive if you read it quickly end to end. Each chapter also has some comments on the importance of the concepts written by external experts and colleagues of Ade's, which adds some nice color.
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