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Conclusion: Remediating major systems is not a job for the faint-hearted or over-confident IT managers. Poor governance decisions and excessive optimism can easily lead to project failures (and ruin careers). Conversely smart decisions combined with sound project leadership can increase the probability of success and enhance careers. Observations: ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Wednesday, 25 June 2014 | Hits: 844
... a pragmatic approach which considers the culture and relative maturity of the organisation will assist in improving this key area of IT investment governance. Observations: Little Change over Time: Organisations tend to develop benefits management competencies and governance rigor at the beginning of the investment process, during the business case ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Tuesday, 30 June 2015 | Hits: 473
Conclusion: Governance committees face a number of challenges that can undermine their effectiveness. These challenges include groupthink, a focus on individual responsibilities rather than organisation-wide benefits and trust issues. Experienced independent external advisors can play an important role in overcoming these challenges. Observations: ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Friday, 31 July 2015 | Hits: 469
... initiatives. The great challenge is in communicating to non-technical people what are often thought of as merely technical issues. In this shifting market, an approach such as the “Five Knows of Cyber Security” can prove invaluable in shifting a technical conversation to a governance conversation. Observations: When an organisation entrusts its information ...
Section: Content | Category: Security Leadership | Date: Saturday, 01 August 2015 | Hits: 1461
Conclusion: Organisations, large and small, have invested time and money over the past 5-10 years in improving ICT project success. Skilled project managers, governance groups, increased executive awareness and improved processes have all combined to improve the probability of a successful project. However, recognising when to cut the losses of a failing ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Tuesday, 23 April 2013 | Hits: 3737
Conclusion: Many organisations have implemented frameworks and methodologies, increased internal project management and improved project governance in an effort to improve IT project success. The Standish Group reports project success has shown considerable improvement over the last 15 years. However, projects can still fail and organisations can improve ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Sunday, 27 January 2013 | Hits: 721
Strong and clearly defined account management governance procedures are vital in helping to ensure a continuing good and professional relationship between customers and their outsourcing supplier. However merely defining these procedures in the successful tender and in the outsourcing contract is insufficient without strict adherence to them. ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Thursday, 29 January 2009 | Hits: 398
... implemented, counter implementers, who thrive when there is uncertainty, will create resistance and put success at risk. Project managers and the governance group for cross enterprise projects must be aware of the risks of failure and not be daunted by them. Success comes to those who minimise the political (or people-related) risks. Appoint the right ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Sunday, 28 September 2008 | Hits: 492
Conclusion: During hard economic times it is not uncommon for IT to be instructed to consider a restructuring to better serve the organisation. However the temptation to reduce costs by relaxing governance, adjusting standards and reducing the service structure, even with the best of intentions, may result in inadequate service levels and where possible ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Sunday, 31 May 2009 | Hits: 518
Conclusion: Given that the public cloud value is maximised when end-to-end SaaS is reached, IT organisations’ misunderstanding of SaaS building blocks, business applications architecture integration and lack of mature multi-sourced environment governance will limit SaaS public cloud adoption. CIOs should establish a cloud sourcing strategy to assess ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Thursday, 29 August 2013 | Hits: 750