This audiobook offers valuable finance concepts to IT Managers and Project Managers so that they can carry out cost benefit analysis, develop a business case to justify ROI of a project, secure funding, and execute the project. NPV, IRR, Payback Period, ROI, TCO, Capital vs. Operating Expense, Depreciation & Amortization, Outsourcing & Offshoring, Cost Benefit Analysis, and Business Case are presented in detail. This book presents wide array of examples in each chapter. In the end, the listener will be comfortable with IT Finance concepts. This book covers the following.
Chapter 2 - Time Value of Money - This chapter covers interest rate, present value (PV), Future Value (FV), Net Present Value (NPV), and Payment. It explains how NPV is used for deciding IT Projects. Chapter 3 - Internal Rate of Return Chapter 4 - Opportunity Cost Chapter 5 - Sunk Cost Chapter 6 - Cost of Capital Chapter 7 - Payback Period Chapter 8 - Expected Value Chapter 9 - Expected Annual Cost Chapter 10 - Capital vs. Operating Expense Chapter 11 - Depreciation and Amortization - This chapter explains how hardware is depreciated while software and goodwill are amortized with examples. Chapter 12 - Total Cost of Ownership Chapter 13 - Chargeback Chapter 14 - Financing vs. Leasing Chapter 15 - Cost Benefit Analysis Chapter 16 - Off-Shoring and Outsourcing Chapter 17 - Business Case
If you want to listen to someone read numbers to you with little to no narrative this is a book for you. I didn't find it very helpful.