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Profits must be maximized as a duty to stakeholders. Investment by business management in projects that increase key capabilities which then enable increased earnings, or directly support profit-raising, is the foundation of financial returns to shareholders, and so must be accurately targeted.


  • Choosing the right investments is critical, and correctly identifying RoI may involve a number of intangible factors that can contribute to RoI,especially in relation to transformative projects.
  • Digital transformation is taking place across every industry sector,and governance flexibility is becoming increasingly necessary in order to cater for key investments in business-enabling capabilities.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand how an organization can gain information on RoI in order to manage its increase.
  • Understand how projects should be managed in order to ensure their focus on delivery of the right benefits;

Key questions answered

  • How can my organization gain information on RoI in order to manage its increase?
  • How should projects be managed in order to ensure their focus on delivery of the right benefits?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Choosing the right investments is critical

  • RoI is a key element of investment planning
  • Application assets are a key foundation for RoI

Incorporate governance flexibility to cater for key investments in business-enabling capabilities

  • Transformative projects put RoI in a different context
  • A two-speed investment management approach may be appropriate for some organizations

Business projects must be managed to ensure that the right benefits are delivered

  • Managing the delivery of defined requirements is a key tenet of RoI assurance
  • Resource management is essential for project cost control


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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