Federal IT Capital Planning and Investment Control - Thomas Kessler
Federal IT Capital Planning and Investment Control - Thomas Kessler

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© 2008, 7" x 10" hardcover with CD, 374 pages
ISBN 978-1-56726-222-3
Product Code B223
By Thomas G. Kessler, DBA, CISA and Patricia A. Kelley, DPA, CISA

Reduce risk and improve the overall performance of IT assets!

Federal IT Capital Planning and Investment Control is the first book to provide a comprehensive look at the IT capital planning and investment control (CPIC) process. Written from a practitioner’s perspective, this book covers a range of topics designed to provide both strategic and operational perspectives on IT CPIC. From planning to evaluation, this valuable resource helps managers and analysts at all levels realize the full benefits of the CPIC process.

  • Explore the full range of IT investment principles and practices
  • Learn CPIC project management techniques including earned-value management, integrated baseline review, cost-benefit analysis, and risk-adjusted cost and schedule estimates
  • Identify strategies to improve how your organization manages its IT portfolio and selects, controls, and evaluates investments
  • Discover how to leverage scarce IT resources and align investments with program priorities
  • Benefit from the in-depth coverage—excellent for the experienced as well as those new to the CPIC process

Bonus! Includes a CD-ROM with over 40 additional resources to help you understand the IT investment process.

  • Quick reference to public documents and current government management regulations
  • Links to online resources, including E-government and the President’s 2008 Budget
  • Direct access to federal enterprise architecture case studies


Part I (Chapters 1-3): Implementing CPIC and Integrating IT with the Budget Process
Part II (Chapters 4-7): Positioning CPIC as a Global Process within the Agency
Part III (Chapters 8-12): Individual Investments: Maximizing ROI and Minimizing Risk
Part IV (Chapters 13-14): Realizing the Full Benefits of a CPIC Process

About the Authors
Thomas G. Kessler, DBA., CISA, has over 30 years of experience as a manager, strategic planner, and information systems specialist. He was a consultant to more than 30 federal agencies from 1996 to 2006. Prior to establishing his own consultancy, Dr. Kessler worked for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, and the Maryland State Judiciary. Dr. Kessler is co-author of The Business of Government: Strategy, Implementation, and Results, with Patricia A. Kelley. He is a frequent speaker at professional conferences.

Patricia A. Kelley, DPA, CISA, has over 25 years of strategic planning, program evaluation, and operational management experience. She has provided management consulting support to more than 30 federal agencies, and has held senior management positions with the Federal Reserve Board. Dr. Kelley has also worked extensively with the Federal Reserve Banks on automation and payment system policy matters, and has acted as the liaison to other federal banking regulators. Previously, Dr. Kelley evaluated the effectiveness of various federal programs for the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

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