6 – Questions
1. “TPM Best Practices” Please respond to the following:
· Explain how ITPM best practices can facilitate process change within an organization. Determine if ITPM would be used differently depending upon the industry in which it was used. Explain your answer.
· Evaluate the four risk-mitigation options and strategies. Give your opinion as to what circumstances would warrant each strategy.
2. “Project Costing and Business Continuity” Please respond to the following:
· Explain why any proposed process change requires cost estimating. In your opinion, determine whether or not cost estimating is a critical part of analyzing the feasibility of projects. Support your answer.
· Assess business continuity planning (BCP) as a process that adds business value. Explain the correlation between business value and project cost estimation as they relate to BCP. List and support three business justifications for business value outweighing the possible cost estimation when considering BCP.
3. “Green IT” Please respond to the following:
· With a focus on enterprise hardware, software, services, and human capital, list and describe three advantages of green IT.
· Speculate on the role of the CIO in a specific industry (i.e., manufacturing, insurance, higher education, government, and distribution) when implementing green IT. Describe three notable actions that the CIO should engage in and briefly explain how these actions could strategically impact the organization.
4. “Project Reviews” Please respond to the following:
· Review the types of project reviews in Chapter 19 of the Lane text on page 189. Compare and contrast the different types of project reviews. Speculate as to which project review would have a more sustainable impact in regard to the evaluation of a project.
· In your opinion, determine which project review would best serve an enterprise software development project. Explain your answer.
5. “The Natural Step” Please respond to the following:
· Review the “The Natural Step” on page 185 of the Stenzel text. Discuss whether or not backcasting is an important concept for addressing major forces that shape the role of IT in organizations that compete globally. Explain your answer.
· Reflect upon sustainability from the perception of the CIO. Explain why sustainability should be an important concept for every CIO to embrace and support within the IT organization.
6. “Reasoned Responses” Please respond to the following:
· Take a position on whether or not the CIO should develop reasoned responses that are driven by the company objectives. Explain your position.
· Explain how IT strategy facilitates organizational decisions that are related to the forces that shape the role of IT within an organization (consider domestic and global environments).