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Managing Enterprise Information Technology Acquisitions

Book Description

For organizations operating in a modern business environment, adopting the latest information technologies (IT) is of paramount importance. Organizational decision makers are increasingly interested in IT acquisition, constantly seeking the most advanced solutions in order to give their constituents a distinct competitive advantage. Managing Enterprise Information Technology Acquisitions: Assessing Organizational Preparedness provides leaders and innovators with research and strategies to make the most of their options involving IT and organizational management approaches. This book will serve as a critical resource for leaders, managers, strategists, and other industry professionals who must be prepared to meet the constant changes in the field of information technologies in order to effectively guide their organizations and achieve their respective goals.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Preface
    1. ABOUT THE BOOK
    2. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
  6. Section 1: Organizational Issues in IT Acquisition Preparedness
    1. Chapter 1: Managing Organizations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. EVOLUTION OF ORGANIZATIONS
      3. EXISTENCE OF ORGANIZATIONS
      4. MANAGING LIFE CYCLES IN ORGANIZATIONS
      5. MANAGEMENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL CONTINUITY
      6. LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT OF SYSTEMS IN ORGANIZATION
      7. SUMMARY
    2. Chapter 2: Management and Control
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL IN ORGANIZATIONS
      4. DEFINING PREPAREDNESS
      5. PREPAREDNESS: ORGANIZATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
      6. PREPAREDNESS: SYSTEMS PERSPECTIVES
      7. PREPAREDNESS: TECHNOLOGY PERSPECTIVES
      8. MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL DECISIONS AND CONTROLS
      9. TRANSLATING ORGANIZATIONAL PREPAREDNESS INTO ACTION
      10. ORGANIZING SCORECARDS
      11. ORGANIZING DASHBOARDS
      12. SUMMARY
  7. Section 2: Technology Issues in IT Acquisition Preparedness
    1. Chapter 3: Understanding IT Acquisitions Preparedness
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION PROCESS
      4. IT ACQUISITION PREPAREDNESS: ORGANIZATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
      5. PREPAREDNESS OF IT ACQUIRING ORGANIZATION
      6. IT ACQUISITION PREPAREDNESS: PERSPECTIVES OF IT SERVICE PROVIDERS
      7. IT ACQUISITION PREPAREDNESS: QUALITY PERSPECTIVES
      8. SUMMARY
    2. Chapter 4: Understanding IT Acquisitions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MODELS ADDRESSING ORGANIZATIONAL ISSUES
      4. MODELS ADDRESSING IT SERVICE PROVIDER ISSUES
      5. MODELS ADDRESSING USER CENTERED ISSUES
      6. SUMMARY
    3. Chapter 5: Conceptualization of IT Acquisition Life Cycle Management Model
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. IT ACQUISITION LIFE CYCLE
      4. ASSOCIATED IT ACQUISITION LIFE CYCLE MODELLING PRINCIPLES
      5. UNDERSTANDING ORGANIZATIONAL ISSUES AND NEEDS FOR IT ACQUISITION
      6. CONCEPTUALIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF A FRAMEWORK
      7. PREPAREDNESS IN THE PRE-ACQUISITION PHASE
      8. PREPAREDNESS IN IT-ACQUISITION PHASE
      9. PREPAREDNESS IN POST-ACQUISITION PHASE
      10. SUMMARY
  8. Section 3: Modeling Process
    1. Chapter 6: Development of IT Acquisition Life Cycle Management Model
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ROLE OF MODELING TECHNIQUES IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
      4. MODELLING TECHNIQUES: SOFTWARE ENGINEERING PERSPECTIVES
      5. MODELLING TECHNIQUES: ARCHITECTURAL PERSPECTIVES
      6. MODELLING TECHNIQUES: MEASUREMENT PERSPECTIVES
      7. MODEL FOR IT ACQUISITION LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT
      8. THE PROPOSED MODEL
      9. HYPOTHESES FOR TIER-I INFLUENCERS
      10. ACQUISITION PHASE
      11. SUMMARY OF HYPOTHESES AND DEPENDENCY
      12. THE MODEL RESTATED
      13. METHODOLOGY
      14. APPLICATION OF GOAL-QUESTION-METRICS (GQM) PRINCIPLES
      15. PRE-ACQUISITION PROCESS PREPAREDNESS OF THE ORGANIZATION (P)
      16. PRE-ACQUISITION CLIMATE PREPAREDNESS OF THE ORGANIZATION (C)
      17. IT ACQUISITION STATUS IN THE ORGANIZATION (G)
      18. EXPECTED IT ACQUISITION IN AN ORGANIZATION (G)
      19. SUMMARY
    2. Chapter 7: Validation of Model
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. VALIDATION OF TIER-I INFLUENCERS
      4. VALIDATION OF TIER-II INFLUENCERS
      5. VALIDATION OF TIER-III INFLUENCERS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 8: Validation of Model
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. RELIABILITY TEST OF TIER-I VARIABLES
      3. VALIDATION OF PREDICTORS
      4. SUMMARY
    4. Chapter 9: Validation of Model
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. VALIDATION OF PRE-ACQUISITION STAGE VARIABLES
      3. VALIDATION OF USER PREPAREDNESS (U)
      4. VALIDATION OF INFORMATION SYSTEM PREPAREDNESS (I)
      5. VALIDATION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PREPAREDNESS (T)
      6. VALIDATION OF USER PERCEPTION ON ORGANISATION (C1)
      7. VALIDATION OF USER PERCEPTION ON IT (C2)
      8. VALIDATION OF USER PERCEPTION DECISION MAKING STYLE (C3)
      9. VALIDATION OF VARIABLES USED FOR ASSESSMENT OF ORGANISATION PREPAREDNESS (O)
      10. VALIDATION OF VARIABLES TO ASSESS AVAILABILITY OF PLANNING AND POLICY FOR IT (PP)
      11. VALIDATION OF UNDERSTANDING PROJECT MANAGEMENT ISSUES FOR IT ACQUISITION (PM)
      12. VALIDATION OF UNDERSTANDING USER MOTIVATION ISSUES FOR IT ACQUISITION (UM)
      13. VALIDATION OF VARIABLES USED FOR ASSESSMENT OF PREPAREDNESS OF ORGANISATION IN IT-ACQUISITION STAGE (AQ)
      14. UNDERSTANDING VENDOR MANAGEMENT ISSUES FOR IT ACQUISITION (VC)
      15. VALIDATION OF UNDERSTANDING IT ACQUISITION PROCESS ISSUES (AT)
      16. VALIDATION OF PREDICTOR ASSESSING POST-ACQUISITION STATUS IN THE ACQUIRING ORGANISATION (G)
      17. VALIDATION OF LONGER LIFE CYCLE PREDICTOR (LL)
      18. VALIDATION OF SOFTWARE ACQUISITION SUCCESS PREDICTOR (SA)
      19. VALIDATION OF USER SATISFACTION PREDICTOR (US)
      20. VALIDATION OF IS-IT ALIGNMENT PREDICTOR (AL)
      21. SUMMARY
    5. Chapter 10: The Validation Process for Tier-III Variables and Fitness of the Model
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. VALIDATIONS OF TIER-III VARIABLES
      3. MODEL IDENTIFICATION
      4. PATH ANALYSIS
      5. ESTIMATION
      6. LISREL ESTIMATES (MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD
      7. FITNESS OF MODEL
      8. CAUSAL MODELING THROUGH PATH ANALYSIS WITH CFA
      9. ANALYSES ON HYPOTHESIS
      10. HYPOTHESIS H2
      11. HYPOTHESIS H7
      12. GOODNESS OF FIT ASSESSMENT
      13. RESULTS AND ANALYSIS
      14. SUMMARY
  9. Section 4: Application of Model
    1. Chapter 11: Application of the Model
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. DERIVED MEASUREMENT EQUATIONS OF THE MODEL
      3. DERIVED STRUCTURAL EQUATIONS OF THE MODEL
      4. CAUSAL ANALYSIS OF THE MODEL
      5. INTER-SAMPLE ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS
      6. IT ACQUISITION ASSESSMENT IN SAMPLE ORGANIZATION
      7. CASE-BASED STUDIES
      8. TWO CASE STUDIES
      9. CASE 2: A PUBLIC SECTOR BUSINESS ORGANIZATION
      10. SUMMARY
    2. Chapter 12: Model Representation through UML and SPEM
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SDLC APPROACH
      4. UML-BASED MODELLING
      5. UML-BASED SDLC USER CAPABILITY MODELLING
      6. UML-BASED SDLC PROCESS MODELLING
      7. REPRESENTATION OF THE MODEL THROUGH SPEM
      8. SUMMARY
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Authors