It’s a question that repeatedly comes up in business circles: why do projects, especially IT projects, fail? In recent times the most high profile case of a failed IT project was the NHS’s National Programme for IT. The project – designed to create a single digital network with a medical record for everyone in the country – proved ‘beyond the capacity of the Department of Health to deliver’. Lucky they didn’t spend £11.4billion on it then! Oh they did.
Both the public and private sectors are littered with IT projects that are over budget, under-achieve and those that are just scrapped.
A recent article in Computer Weekly looked at the results of a report from the Oxford University’s Said Business School where it found that IT projects were 20 times more likely to fail than other business projects. Additionally, they found that a failed IT project was more likely to cause a business to go insolvent above any other reason.
The simple truth is that IT projects are usually large and complex and they require an IT Governance Framework to manage them.
|IT Governance Framework – Toolkit
This IT Governance Framework toolkit can help you get the most out of CobiT, ITIL, ISO27001, PRINCE2 and much more. It can provide you with a framework for your complex strategic, risk management, compliance and operational requirements and help ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget.
The toolkit includes a CD-ROM with nearly 1,600 pages of resources including templates, guidelines, checklists, assessments and planning tools.