Mission: Getting IT right

Mission: Getting IT right

Website expands features for managing business technology projects.

The Getting I.T. Right website initiative has added a holistic framework that enterprises working on business technology projects can utilise. The non-profit site ( now features ideas on organisational structure, responsibilities of the IT and management team, philosophies, certification and other measures that an organisation can follow to drive IT success.

The website’s first phase was launched last March to generate more awareness of the perceived poor state of successful project completion in New Zealand and to offer best practices and proven methods for delivering successful projects.

“Having travelled this far along the journey of how to get IT right, it seems that the majority of the key factors to delivering successful projects have fairly robust frameworks and methodologies. If these methods were followed the outcome should be OK,” says website founder Scott Groombridge.

“The big question is ‘are organisations allowing them to be done properly?’. We believe that this is where the business owners, CEOs and senior managers come in to ensure that a holistic approach is taken for IT projects to achieve an organisation’s strategic goals.”

“The IT and business community can use the website as a reference site for delivering successful projects, provide feedback and discuss ideas.”

Once the framework has been critiqued and finalised, Groombridge says the next step is to work with the relevant parties to push it out to businesses, via the IT community, business communities and professional bodies, along with a group of well-known IT leaders.

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