Leadership positions such as IT consultants, IT project managers, directors of IT organizations, or CIOs, should establish a standard way in which your IT organization engages with stakeholders as a key to success.
How can I deliver on projects more successfully, more consistently, and at a higher level of quality? Today, we start the first in a series answering this question with practical tools and tips that you can implement in your own processes, using our IT consulting firms’ methodologies as an example.
Taking the time upfront to select the right team for your IT project that matches both the technical skills required by the project and the personality needs that fit with the project and the cultural needs of your organization goes a long ways into developing a highly successful project.
“Trust, but verify.”
Using assessments to verify the skills of every individual that you’re looking to include in your IT project team is as important as the due diligence you’d conduct when selecting new hardware or software. In this video, we’ll look at three categories of assessments that we use to evaluate talent.
When working with IT Project Managers and portfolio leaders and our clients, we oftentimes get requests for additional IT staff and resources. So we took a page out of an HR playbook and developed a requisition form based on HR best practices. A requisition form is a great tool to use in selecting the right talent for your IT Project.
A project charter is a great tool to use that allows you to bring in your project sponsor and/or other key stakeholders to find the business case for the IT project. This tool excels at moving the IT project ball down the field by defining the project and the resources that you require.
When considering a new IT project, it’s critical to the project’s success to select the right team to execute the strategy, design, and implementation. Many of our clients, before finding us, discover that they’ve either selected a team that is not specialized enough for their needs, or they are not focused on what’s best for the project and the organization on the whole. At Darby Consulting, we help you select the team that is not too hot, not too cold, but just right for your technology project’s needs.
Darby Consulting helped plan and implement a large portfolio of software and hardware over the scope of the client’s IT project, leading to a savings of over a million dollars.
More than 70% of IT projects fail to deliver on time, within budget and to specification due to poor sponsorship, lack of defined requirements, and miscommunication between the project team and stakeholders. With such a dramatic failure rate, how can you hope to not only meet your IT project goals, but also surpass them?