Rejection and selection decisions in the it portfolio composition process: An enterprise risk management based perspective

Prasanna P. Karhade, Michael Jeng-Ping Shaw

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Abstract

This paper presents a model of the IT portfolio composition process for IT investments based on data collected from a Fortune-25 enterprise. We argue that IT project rejection and IT project selection decisions are two distinct components of the IT Portfolio composition process and are governed by different factors. The risk factors we use in our study to explain the IT portfolio composition phenomenon are derived from the Enterprise Risk Management - Integrated Framework published by the COSO of the Treadway Commission (COSO 2004). We find that maturity of the project idea, type of the idea and the process-readiness risk factors explain IT project rejection decisions where as technological characteristics (for e.g. technological complexity), timing considerations (for e.g. go live date for the project is less than a year away) and financial characteristics (total investment for a project is less than hundred thousand dollars) explain IT project selection decisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAssociation for Information Systems - 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007
Subtitle of host publicationReaching New Heights
Pages2838-2848
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007 - Keystone, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 10 2007Aug 12 2007

Publication series

NameAssociation for Information Systems - 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007: Reaching New Heights
Volume4

Other

Other13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007
CountryUnited States
CityKeystone, CO
Period8/10/078/12/07

Keywords

  • Coso
  • Enterprise it strategy analysis
  • Enterprise risk management
  • It portfolio management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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