Evaluating Implementation Schedules for Investments in Strategic Information Technologies: Framework and Application to Edi

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Robert J. Kauffman

Singapore Management University; Singapore Management University - School of Information Systems

Charles Wright

New York University (NYU)

Date Written: August 1989

Abstract

We develop a framework based on "project networks" and net present value analysis in order to help managersevaluate investments in infrastructural and strategic information systems that require significant amounts of time andmoney to implement. The framework, which we term "value networks", supports decomposition of investmentprojects into separate increments, offers a means to represent crucial dependencies that affect the creation of ITbusiness value, and provides a basis for developing a measurement methodology which can be used from theplanning through the implementation stages. This enables the user to identify the implications of choosing amongdifferent implementation schedules. We illustrate these ideas by examining how our framework can used to evaluateinvestments in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Cash Management Systems (CMS).

Suggested Citation

Kauffman, Robert J. and Wright, Charles, Evaluating Implementation Schedules for Investments in Strategic Information Technologies: Framework and Application to Edi (August 1989). NYU Stern School of Business Research Paper Series, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1289700

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