How connected is IT within your Business? I mean more than connected...to the internet. A new Forrester Research survey commissioned by Effective UI (User Interface) finds that approximately 39% of the IT Executives polled believe that their internal IT organizations deliver projects on time, and on budget.
Think about that for a minute. Thirty-nine percent of anything, for most people, would represent failure. Let me illustrate that another way:
The eye-opening part of the above statement is that this is considered pretty normal. Other studies peg that success rate at closer to 30%. Several reasons are cited for this, and I can second many of them from my own experience.
Notably, larger companies have a lack of Business and IT alignment internally. This creates an us-versus-them mentality, particularly when budget dollars are closely held. It creates walled little cube-lands where information is hoarded rather than shared, and self-preservation ranks higher than collaboration.
Drilling deeper into some of the issues are continuously changing requirements midstream (this is where Agile or Waterfall IT Project Management techniques can help), overburdened in-house IT organizations, and lack of big-picture project management skills or experience in house for IT projects.
Paintrock Consulting Services can help you beat that paltry 39% success rate across the industry, because we allow you to focus on your core business. We work with stakeholders at each level of your organization to help shape your IT project. We can manage a portion or an entire IT project, including development and testing process, security, collaboration platforms, cloud services, coordinating local and offshore teams, new technology deployments, communication and training planning, and stakeholder engagement.
This work should be done in alignment with your business's goals and objectives, using your brand and voice for consistency to communicate your changes, and in collaboration with - not in opposition to - your existing departments.