Troubled IT Projects Prevention & Turnaround
Wydawnictwo: Institution of Engineering & Technology
The coverage of opportunity management, solution generation and proposal preparation will help IT services Vendors increase sales and Buyers become more effective at proposal evaluation. A proven approach to reviewing projects in delivery is presented to ensure that projects stay on track.
The book goes on to describe an approach to ‘turning around’ a troubled project. Key to this – and a theme throughout the book – is the achievement of a high level of engagement and trust between Vendor and Buyer.
Illustrated with real-life examples, key questions, and checklists, this practical handbook is for buyers and sellers of IT services – for project sponsors, stakeholders, project managers, opportunity managers, sales executives, delivery managers, QA professionals and ‘troubleshooters’ – who want to maximise the success of their projects, their careers and their organisations.
There is no mystery surrounding the reasons for IT project failure but the key issue is that IT services vendors and buyers make the same mistakes again and again, and again. This manual offers systematic guidance on how to sense and avoid the causes of IT project failure at every step; from project conception to the disposal of the system after a long and beneficial operational life. It includes a detailed analysis of the 40 root causes of troubled IT projects - drawing on research and the author's experience and common sense. The text covers the entire project life cycle from both sides of the buyer-vendor relationship and should be useful handbook for software engineering and IT services professionals.