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Minding the Corporate Checkbook: A Manager's Guide to Executing Successful Business Investments by Steven R. Kursh

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7. Ongoing Management

Plan the work and work the plan.A maxim at IBM

You have taken your investment all the way from an idea or concept to the cusp of reality following the Business Investment Roadmap. You began with the preliminary analysis, made the decision to proceed, assessed the impact of the investment on your company, considered risk factors and developed a risk mitigation plan, and thoroughly considered the execution of your investment. You have peeled the onion back further and further and have reached the point where the investment has received the green light. Figure 7.1 illustrates how far you have come.

Figure 7.1. Decision Route: The Business Investment Roadmap: Ongoing Management

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