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Closing the Gap Between Project Management and Governance
In today’s increasingly competitive marketplace, budgets are tight and resources are limited. Consequently, making decisions about which projects to pursue is vital in supporting an organization’s growth, vision, and value. For this dilemma, there is a powerful cost containment and risk mitigation strategy—a combination of IT governance and portfolio management. This approach is highly relevant for budget issues state agencies and departments currently face. With the proliferation of technology at greater and greater speed, the options that could bring potential benefit are seemingly endless. Gone are the days when a great technological idea was an end in itself. Technology has truly become an enabler across all sizes and types of organizations. The challenge now is to understand which business goals can be enabled by a technology and choose the best projects to accomplish those goals. The best way to ensure and demonstrate value to the organization is to know how these projects are supporting the organization financially and operationally. Implementing sound project management practices along with a governance framework can enable this kind of visibility and control.
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