Billions of dollars have been spent on technology in the last 20 years yet large scale IT projects continue to fail. …
Billions of dollars have been spent on technology in the last 20 years yet large scale IT projects continue to fail.
David Taylor, author of the Naked Leader books, says it’s because there’s paralysis in most IT departments.
Managers face too many choices, fear of getting it “wrong” and would rather debate, discuss and disagree than take action.
With IT such an important ingredient in business success, how can coaching help break through the paralysis and unleash the potential of your people and the value they can create?
* John Baschab, President Management Services, Technisource
* John Mooney, Associate Professor, Information Systems at the Grazadio School of Business, Pepperdine University
* Tim Phillips, President and Founder, Sense of Service
* David Taylor, Author, Naked Leader Series
Industry studies indicate that over 70% of all IT projects are abandoned before completion. A March 2007 survey released by CompTIA revealed that 28% of respondents felt poor communications were the primary factor behind IT project failures, 18% blamed insufficient resource planning, 13.2% said deadlines were unrealistic, and 10% sited lack of stakeholder sponsorship/support and poorly defined project requirements.
But what role do CIOs and other IT managers play in addressing these challenges? And how can coaches help?
In this show, guests share how the challenges of the past can be overcome, the steps CIOs and IT managers can take to manage projects successfully, and the role coaches can play in developing, growing, and guiding IT Leaders within organizations.