Lack of executive support – ineffective Governance Organizational Barriers – incentives lead business unit leaders to compete for resources rather than optimize Lack of clear objectives – strategy not articulated Lack of IT awareness – business not understanding technology impacts on business Reactionary mindset – fire fighting rather than planning
“Stage-gates” are NOT “phases” of a project They are the approval/review process steps that all major efforts should pass through Each “stage-gate” has business rules regarding the required data to move to the next stage. IT Governance Board should be directly involved in certain stage-gate reviews based on a published criteria.
Don’t go for the “big-bang” approach to implementation. Start with an inventory Introduce stage-gates for all efforts Everyone does NOT have to become a project manager Timesheet (if required) can be introduced at any point in the overall implementation Implementing a system requires review of your processes and change management Resource management is the key problem for most organizations