IT usually has a lot of irons in the fire at any given time. Being able to track the particulars of all ongoing projects and get a quick snapshot of how they're doing across critical dimensions can be difficult without having the right tools at hand. As a bonus, having organizational and tracking tools in place provides IT managers with a concrete way to demonstrate what IT is doing and how well it's being done to the rest of the organization.
The IT Initiatives Portfolio template contributed by MDE Enterprises, Inc., gives IT a way to display its value outside the department, while also providing those essential tracking and measuring capabilities. The simple spreadsheet can be used to list all projects when work begins and track results as things progress. It includes areas for tracking trends relating to:
Take advantage of this resource and ensure that IT's worth remains clear to not only project stakeholders, but also the rest of the business.