Category: Benefits

Feb 09

It’s time to kill big IT contracts

“I’ve met many programme directors who’ve said ‘I’m doing a £100m programme’, I say ‘I feel very sorry for you’” Phil Pavitt – the man in charge of the UK government’s largest IT outsourcing deal – believes Whitehall needs to end its love affair with supersized IT contracts. See the interview on Silicon.com : http://bit.ly/bRj2wU

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Jul 27

Labour Saving Devices

Very occasionally an IT project will be producing something totally new and innovative which hasn’t existed before. But the vast majority of IT change is all about improving business efficiency. The business case for the projects will have the costs of the projects which are offset by the benefits of reducing costs – most of …

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Jun 30

Risks out of control

In any project some of the projects costs and benefits are out of your control. Not through any fault of the project. It’s just the way it is.In any business case there will be a number of macroeconomic and other external factors in play, and with the market discontinuity in the last year these have …

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Apr 07

Increase Sales! and other lies to justify IT

“The website for the ten million pound sales campaign with this partner will take just two days effort to develop!” appealed the sales leader to the Star Chamber for technology project justification. “This is not going to increase our revenue by one pound” said the CEO. “Our web developers’ time is better spent on other …

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Feb 17

“No Brainers” don’t mean no brains needed.

A not unusual scenario, that has been repeated countless times:The EVP Technology of the parent company had a successful first week visiting their new subsidiary declaring: “I have never seen a company with such a good fit to our system.” As he headed back to the airport with the integration team, the newly acquired company …

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