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Ivey Publishing
RBC Investments: Portfolio Planning Initiative
Product Number:
9B05E005
Publication Date:
04/11/2005
Revised Date:
10/20/2010
Length:
11 pages
Product Type:
Case (Field)
Source:
Ivey
The newly hired head of Strategic Resources Planning and Management at Royal Bank of Canada Investments (RBCI) must develop a dashboard mechanism for strategically assessing and managing RBCI's non-interest expenses, excluding brokerage fees associated with providing value-added service to clients. After a week of analysis, two things became apparent; first, the four major business units within RBCI were operating independently, neither collaborating on projects nor sharing information. Second, most of the non-interest expenses spent was related to information technology projects. Consider that RBCI was spending nearly $700,000 per day on service delivery, the senior management team was extremely eager to see what the head of Strategic Resources Planning and Management would propose. This case presents information technology portfolio management challenges facing large organizations, and challenges students to develop performance metrics that will be useful at the most senior levels of the organization.
Issues:
Portfolio Management; Planning; Information Systems; Cost Control
Disciplines:
Information Systems
Industries:
Finance and Insurance
Setting:
Canada, Large, 2005
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$3.95 CAD / $3.95 USD Printed Copy
$3.40 CAD / $3.40 USD Permissions
$3.40 CAD / $3.40 USD Digital Download
Associated Materials
Translations: Simplified Chinese (11 pages)
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