Strategic IT Portfolio Management: Governing Enterprise Transformation

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Written for executives from all disciplines, the book highlights many of the root causes of the IT value dilemma and explains how executives can prevent and counter these issues by better managing their organization and the way the organization makes investment decisions. Readers will learn the portfolio management method essential to achieving value from IT assets. The book provides executives with the tools to: Understand and improve existing practices Design a governance structure with appropriate decision rights Ensure centralized control with decentralized execution Increase collaboration between business-unit and IT leadership Instill a culture of continuous improvement and innovation

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Jeffrey D. Kaplan is a principal in PwC's advisory practice. He is also in the firm’s Government business group. Kaplan has more than 25 years of experience, primarily in effecting process transformation via the strategic application of technology, across multiple business areas including marketing, sales, service, engineering, supply chain and information technology. His expertise comprises IT governance, strategy, performance management, customer management, and organizational change management. Kaplan also oversees intellectual property and affiliations related to the Strategic IT Management Practice. He has helped organizations in industries spanning the banking, chemical, computer equipment, government, pharmaceutical, software, and telecommunications fields dramatically improve business processes through the strategic deployment of technology investments. Prior to joining PwC, Kaplan worked in the IT industry, where he held IT management positions in multiple business areas including customer management, service provision, and vendor and project management. He holds an M.B.A with a focus on marketing, production and operations management from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in computer science from the University of Iowa.

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Jeff's book was insightful and very useful to determine how an organization can transform their business by understanding the issues underlying IT management challenges and the governance framework to determine and manage through the IT investments that can enable transformation. Jeff's knowledge based on his experience and research provided me great insights for policy and management as a former portfolio manager at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and Federal CIO. --Steve Galvan, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Small Business Administration, LinkedIn, March 9, 2009

Jeff is one of the sharpest, most insightful, professionals I have ever worked with. Smart as a whip, Jeff moves fast, thinks fast, and has an unerring sense of what makes a business or organization tick. He is the right guy to have on your side. --Steven Cash, Principal & Counsel, LinkedIn, March 10, 2009

For Senior Executives and IT Managers looking to unlock the value of IT within their organizations, Jeff's book Strategic IT Portfolio Management is a compass for transforming your IT organization. Once you grasp Jeff's fundamental lesson of investment trade-offs, and then begin deploying his practical governance techniques, you will never view IT through the same set of lenses again. --John Palmer, EMC, LinkedIn, March 12, 2009

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