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11 Steps to Developing Winning IT Budget Justifications
A How-To Guide

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11 Steps to Developing Winning IT Budget Justifications - A How-To Guide (2nd Ed.)
Publisher: Resource Management Systems, Inc.
ISBN: 0-9707733-1-5
144 Pages; Metal Bound





About RMS, About the Authors




Introduction 1
How To Use This Guide 13
The 11 Steps
Step 1. Get The Lay Of The Land 23
Step 2. Figure Out What Is Important To Top Management 31
Step 3. Quickly Get The Boilerplate Out Of The Way 43
Step 4. Tell Them Why It’s Needed And The Changes To Expect 49
Step 5. Tell Them What You Propose To Do And When 65
Step 6. Tell Them The Risks And How You Will Avoid Them 73
Step 7. Tell Them The Threats (If The Work Is Not Done) 81
Step 8. Tell Them The Alternatives 91
Step 9. Tell Them What Resources Are Needed 99
Step 10. Tell Them The Costs 107
Step 11. Before You Submit —  Review, Review, Review 119
Appendix A-1: Budget Justification Template Elements And Definitions 132
Appendix A-2: Justification Elements — Checklist 138
Appendix A-3: The 15 Most Common Pitfalls And How To Avoid Them 142
Appendix A-4: Recap — The 11-Step Approach At A Glance 143
Appendix A-5: List Of Tables 144





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