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Speeding Up Time-to-Market of IT Investments

Speed is important as it helps organisations realising goals earlier and outperforming competition.

In this paper we study drivers for time-to-market based on a ten year natural experiment in a large, IT intensive, commercial organisation. It is shown that the amount of projects and the cost per project are correlated positively to time-to-market. Furthermore different incentive structures hold clear influence on time-to-market; changing them has shown to be a good instrument to accelerate. 

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Improving the Predictability of IT Investment Business Value

Improving the Predictability of IT Investment Business Value Limitations in our ability to adequately forecast the expected value of IT investments represent a notable impediment to efforts to develop business cases that can be relied upon when making IT investment decisions.

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Quantifying Forecast Quality of IT Business Value

This article discusses how to quantify the forecasting quality of IT business value. We address a common economic indicator often used to determine the business value of project proposals, the Net Present Value (NPV).

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Estimation quality

Estimating the time needed to execute an IT project has turned out to be a major challenge in daily praxis. Despite high inaccuracies, these estimations are important as they can be used to determine the cost for offering an IT project and in deciding whether to execute it at all.