| For all of you who are regular readers of my blogs you will know that I am fairly obsessed with the notion of IT Value. This obsession stems from a belief that IT has huge potential to make our lives and organisations substantially better and that it is our job, as an industry, to ensure that this value is delivered. You probably also know my view that in general we fail to deliver this value. The evidence of this is captured extensively in both IT and business literature. Here Read more..
| I consider myself to be a strategist. I love the process of determining a goal/vision, diagnosing the current situation, understanding the gaps and working out a plan or an approach to bringing the goal to reality. The best part of my job is working with teams through this process, supporting their problem solving and facilitating a joint understanding of the challenge they face and the likely solutions available to them. It’s important work as success is normally built off the back of an effective strategy. The reality is though, Read more..
I I have been thinking a lot about projects and project management lately. Why? Because effective project delivery is critical to delivering value from IT and as an industry we don’t do a great job of delivering our projects. We are all aware of the statistics. Most commentators report that 50% of our projects fail and to make matters worse the larger and more critical a project, the more likely failure is. Until we change these statistics we will continue to struggle to deliver to our organisations and we will Read more..
| Organisations are obsessed with projects. Every year they invest millions of dollars into projects presumably with the expectation that these projects will create value for them and support them to achieve their goals and visions. The problem is, projects seldom if ever actually deliver value and seldom if ever move organisations forward towards achieving their goals. I’m not saying this based upon the well reported statistics on project failure. You know the statistics, most commentators believe that 70% of all change initiatives fail. And very often they fail on Read more..