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 criteria for measuring successful outcomes


Measuring the Business Value of IT
Many organizations do a poor job of measuring the business value of their IT investments. Simple financial metrics are not good enough. But there are a number

criteria for measuring successful outcomes  a set of weighted criteria that include such things as customer need, business and technical risks, strategic fit, revenue potential, level of required investment, and quantification of innovation and learning generated. Each project is given a numerical score for each criterion and the weighted totals are summed to give a single quantitative number for its business value. Weightings are assigned based on each criterion's importance given the ongoing business strategy and business environment. IT

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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge base models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process industries. It details product development and portfolio management, manufacturing process management, ideation and requirements management, service data, and regulatory and compliance criteria. This comprehensive knowledge base incorporates the criteria of TEC's other PLM knowledge bases. 

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