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Economic shifts are spurning a game-changing mentality in IT portfolio management. No longer can CIOs and tech teams set their own terms for major IT investments. This article overviews how IT projects must align with organizational strategy and contribute to business growth or risk being killed. In doing so, it reports the results of the 2011 CIO Agenda--conducted by Gartner--showing that 66 percent of 2,000 global IT executives ranked business results and knowledge as the primary sources of success and influence, revealing that CIOs recognize they need to reposition themselves and IT to support enterprise innovation and growth. It then discusses how often teams have delivered IT projects with revolutionary technology and no full adoption in the business world. The article describes a global telemarketing and outsourcing firm's method to ensure alignment noting that the organization's enterprise project management office (EPMO) requires a detailed due diligence review of every IT solution proposed. It summar
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