From IT Solutions to Business Results

From IT Solutions to Business Results

11.19.01Nadim Matta

Ensure that IT projects are delivered and implemented successfully

Business managers lobby hard to get IT investments committed. After the initial euphoria and flurry of activity, IT projects take on a life of their own, often with waning interest from business users. Then when the IT tools are delivered, both sides blame each other for the projects inability to provide value.

In this article, you will learn how to ensure that IT projects are delivered and implemented successfully, including:

  • Two subtle but powerful shifts that can help avoid the trap
  • The anatomy of a successful, results-oriented project
  • Narrowing a project's focus to achieve rapid results
  • How to scale your success for future projects

Published in Business Horizons, Volume 44, Number 6, November - December 2001

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