Talk:Val IT

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I have attributed VAL IT to ITGI but this entry still needs some editting coz it could be said more simply


Notability[edit]

Thanks for whoever did this, but ValIT is effectively produced by ITGI and ISACA. ISACA is the older and more prestigious body. On notability issues, Val IT is still new, and is not a commercial product in the strictest sense. In it's field, it is becoming regarded by governments as authoritative. Again, consulting houses too often DO NOT want people to know of it. See also: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22Val+IT%22+%22ValIT%22+-site%3Acom+-site%3Aorg&btnG=Search (ruling out .com and .org) to get a feel for notability. It may be relevant to run this by other contributors to fields of governance (especially IT Governance) for an independent opinion. David T. Bath 09:23, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

As initial author of the IT Portfolio Management article, and contributor to the IT Governance article, I concur that Val-IT is notable. It is an attempt at formalizing those disciplines by a well regarded organization with a consistent track record of execution, and therefore worthy of remaining. I am removing the tag. Charles T. Betz 19:46, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

I think there is room to add a kind of "weaknesses" section I see in other management methods. The quantitative risk and value analysis side of Val IT strikes me as pretty soft. From the online documents I've read about Val IT, they treat portfolio management not so much as a mathematical optimization method (like it is many other fields) but more about labeling risks and value as "high/medium/low". I find portfolio management in IT is a great departure from more mathematical methods, much to its detriment. When some concepts from tools like Modern Portfolio Theory are mentioned, they are misdefined (one chart in a Val IT document refered to an "efficient frontier" of investments in a way that had nothing to do with how the term is really used in MPT). Just a thought. I'm new to Wikipedia so I'll wait to see what happens and figure out some more features before I edit things.ChicagoEcon (talk) 03:29, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

If you can provide attribution for those statements please do edit the article to include a weaknesses section. Full support. Charles T. Betz (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 05:27, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Relationship to CoBIT[edit]

Regarding to this page[1] VAL IT is not a framework for it goverance (anymore?). Please compare the section in the article with this one:

Val IT extends and complements COBIT, which provides a comprehensive tool set for the management and delivery of high-quality information technology-based services. Val IT focuses on the investment decision—whether executives are doing the right things—and the realization of benefits—whether they are getting the benefits. COBIT focuses on execution—whether executives are doing things the right way and getting them done well. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.34.66.125 (talk) 08:30, 19 June 2009 (UTC)