'Creating Organisational Insight for IT Project Foresight'

'Creating Organisational Insight for IT Project Foresight'

Seminar on how you can ensure the success of your future IT projects.

Only one in three IT projects will be successfully delivered, with one in four either failing or being cancelled, says Sarah Runge, author of Stop Blaming the Software. Many other projects are “challenged” with massive budget overruns and are not delivering the required functionality. Globally, the cost of IT project failures reaches US$6.2 trillion a year, she says.

“Corporations and executives need to take a closer look at what they are doing to contribute to these failures – because it’s not technology that’s at the root of the problem,” says Runge, who is also the CEO of corporate profiling company ITPSB.

Runge is organising the seminar ‘Creating Organisational Insight for IT Project Foresight’ in Wellington on February 28 and Auckland on March 1 to tackle this topic. [Sarah J. Runge offers key advice on how enterprises can avoid the spectre of costly IT project failures in this article entitled 'Make or break.]

Tony Crewdson, CEO of i-lign is the keynote speaker. Crewdson has over 30 years of work experience across government, commercial and not-for-profit sectors, including senior management roles in Police, social services agencies, and consulting to State Sector agencies. [CIO interviews Tony Crewdson in this article 'Memoirs of a CIO']

The seminar will address: * Challenges facing CIOs in securing business involvement in IT Project pre-implementation planning and why contributions by business are critical to your success.

* Why branding your next project as a “business project” rather than an “IT Project” will improve your prospects for successful outcomes.

* If organisations are so good at IT project planning, why are the failure statistics so high - and on the rise?

* How and why strategic IT investment and planning decisions, made before projects commence, can become the root causes of reasons for success or failure.

* Visibility, Collaboration and Accountability are the cornerstones to your project successes. Why you need them and how to create them.

The top 5 reasons to identify and fix the gaps before investing and implementing:

  1. Because time is money, the need for speed of access to accurate information is critical to sound decision making.
  2. Achieve efficiencies and cost saving through transparency and immediate visibility of business planning information from a single repository.
  3. Business intelligence to fast-track planning, analysis and architecture modeling.
  4. Engage business at the critical pre-implementation project planning phase to maximise support, input, feedback and accountability for business outcomes.
  5. Strategy alignment and risk identification can be dramatically improved with accurately targeted communications and collaboration.

Visit to register.


The Intercontinental

Tuesday 28th February

8.30 - 12.00


The Crowne Plaza

Thursday 1st March

8.30 - 12.00

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