Ardour study: The high dynamics of change in the companies complicates the value analyses monetary reviews of major IT investments are mostly too complex for the value analysis Darmstadt/Seeheim-Jugenheim, 08.03.2012 – although the determination of the value proposition becomes increasingly important before IT investments for the company, but the change dynamics of the company makes the value management with considerable challenges. This determined a study of ardour consulting. The most commonly used techniques in the analysis include the return on investment calculation (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO) approach. The method works, VAL IT by the ISACA at the company enjoys the greatest acceptance. The value management aims to determine cause effect chains within medium to large IT investment decisions, to monetize the planned changes, and to differentiate in costs and benefits.

Actioned in the consequence that IT in their structures and effectiveness is significantly more transparent and the prerequisites for a practical IT value management must create. Its core task is to identify the correlations between measures or projects and their procedural, architectural and other effects to identified stakeholders and to represent in value propositions”, describes ardour Manager Tony Pfeiffer. In practice this involves but still significant difficulties. Significant problems are rooted in the ardour study about, that is the company organisationally, technically and in terms of control and decision-making structures (neu: governance) continuously change. Thus the results of the analysis of the value be undermined according to by more than two-thirds of respondents subsequently, because assumptions do not occur or unplanned changes of in framework conditions neutralize the value contributions (i.e. use) or run at all on the contrary. This is not the only challenge facing those responsible in the management of value, is the part of the project portfolio management, are. Another essential factor is that the monetary reviews of major IT investments usually too complex (= complicated + high dynamics of change) are.