Avoid stumbling IT projects by Outsourcing Programme Management

Outsourcing an IT project is one thing. But do you really want to entrust a supplier with managing your strategic IT programme?

Compared to previous years, IT project success rates are declining. According to the 2016 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey, the world’s largest survey of its kind, up to 30% of IT projects were deemed a complete failure.

Harvey Nash-KPMG CIO Survey 2016

Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey 2016 – “For those projects completed during the last TWO YEARS, indicate how successful you feel the project was.”

Unlike a traditional IT project where the requirements, scope, timeline and cost are relatively predictable, a strategic IT programme has goals which are often vague, conflicting and changing. Furthermore, it is a given that the business environment will also change during the lifetime of a programme, so alignment is a constant struggle.

No wonder many IT leaders who consider outsourcing strategic programmes rarely give full control to the supplier. A failed or stumbling project can be a costly burden; a failed programme could damage your entire business.

So what can you, as a business or IT leader, do to mitigate this risk?

Alistair Johnston, Programme Management Director, shares tips on how to increase the success of your outsourced IT programmes. To download the document, simply complete the form below and click the ‘Download now’ button:

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