"IT Project = Change Management Program"

Summary:Prashanth Rai brings home a fundamental truth about IT projects: they are all about change. From his blog: Most IT projects are fundamentally Change management projects, So the required care & steps need to be taken for the same.

Prashanth Rai brings home a fundamental truth about IT projects: they are all about change. From his blog

Most IT projects are fundamentally Change management projects, So the required care & steps need to be taken for the same. All the stake holders in the engagement need to “CHANGE” their way of accomplishing their duties or tasks. But in most cases organizations don’t perceive it that way and hence don’t take the additional steps required to make sure the project flows freely and all the stakeholders are onboard and are aware and have bought in/agreed to the new way.

Prashanth knows what he’s talking about. As I briefly pointed out in this post, successful IT projects are about far more than technology alone. From a strategic perspective, the message is simple: forget the people equation only at your peril.

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Topics: CXO

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Michael Krigsman is recognized internationally as an analyst, strategy advisor, enterprise advocate, and blogger. For CIOs and IT leadership, he addresses issues such as innovation, business transformation, project-related business objectives and strategy, and vendor planning. For enterprise software vendors and venture-funded star... Full Bio

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