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PO5.1 - Financial Management Framework

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Financial Management Framework

Establish and maintain a financial framework to manage the investment and cost of IT assets and services through portfolios of IT-enabled investments, business cases and IT budgets.

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Value Drivers

  • Insight into the value of IT’s contribution to the business, by using standardised investment criteria
  • IT priorities based on IT value contribution
  • Clear and agreed-upon budgets
  • Improved ability to assign priorities based on business cases
  Risk Drivers
  • Unclear priorities for IT projects
  • Inefficient process for financial management
  • IT budget not reflecting business needs
  • Weak control over IT budgets
  • Failure of senior management to approve the IT budgets
  • Lack of senior management support

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  1. Define a framework, process and responsibilities to:
    • Drive IT budgeting and cost and benefit management
    • Enable fair, transparent, repeatable and comparable estimation of IT costs and benefits for input to the portfolio of IT-enabled business programmes (including a cost structure)
    • Maintain the IT asset and services portfolios and ensure that their maintenance is reflected in budgets and plans
  2. Define inputs, outputs and processes inherent in the framework, and make regular updates based on available financial information.
  3. Create and maintain portfolios of IT-enabled investment programmes, IT services and IT assets, which form the basis for the current IT budget and support the IT tactical and strategic plans.
  4. Establish and use a process to use financial and portfolio information to provide input to business cases for new investments in IT assets and services throughout their full economic life cycle.
  5. Work with service delivery managers to maintain the service portfolios and with operations managers and architects to maintain the asset portfolios, and provide an information prioritisation process of investment decisions.
  6. Record and maintain the current IT budget, including committed expenditures and expenditures to date, considering:
    • IT projects recorded in the IT-enabled investment portfolios
    • Operation of and maintenance to asset and service portfolios
  7. Use the financial framework and processes to provide fair, transparent, repeatable and comparable input on cost and benefits to business cases for new investments, in co-operation with the business.
  8. Establish procedures to communicate the cost, benefit and risk-related aspects of these portfolios to the budget prioritisation, cost management and benefit management processes.

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