IT portfolio management: A case study

John C. Burke, Michael Jeng-Ping Shaw

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IT Portfolio Management is increasingly becoming an important topic of research in IS/IT. The number of IT projects in a company can number in the hundreds, and it is difficult for upper level executives to manage this portfolio effectively without using some guiding methodology. This paper focuses on one such methodology that is being developed by a Fortune 100 company. Although many excellent papers have discussed using Real Options in the valuation of IT, there has been relatively little work in using Real Options in the IT Portfolio management context. Furthermore, most of the papers in the main IS journals have used relatively simple option models to evaluate (1) a single investment decision (2) assuming independence between projects. The focus of this paper is on a company that is actually managing IT portfolios of projects, and on some issues that may make exotic option models and more appropriate valuation tools.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication14th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2008
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2008
Event14th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2008 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Aug 14 2008Aug 17 2008


Other14th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2008
CityToronto, ON


  • Complexity theory
  • IT portfolio management
  • Real option analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Information Systems


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