Sharing as much information as possible with your IT/Technology department will keep members of the team motivated and focused on the RIGHT things. This will allow them to make the RIGHT decisions, have the RIGHT priorities, and the RIGHT abilities to achieve your goal.
For many organizations undertaking of implementation of proprietary technology resembles a house renovation: you have the start date, you have the (known today) scope,and you have the budget. But what you don’t have is confidence in the end date (often it never comes even with successful projects), the final scope (this is an elusive and ambitious target) and the final budget.
Companies struggle with an isolated IT/Technology department culture. This article has some suggestions on how companies can overcome and improve the situation.
Digital projects can be expensive, with larger initiatives involving several partners and often challenging targets. But even today, many businesses just begin new projects with little to no detailed research, just an idea, an audience profile and a promise from a partner. But is that really sensible? Just because its digital, doesn’t mean the risks are not real, and the costs are certainly real.
As consultants, we are constantly approached by organizations looking to solve their business problems. They vary immensely, some may be related to growth, others concerned about a short-term spike in their technology demands, while some need help transforming from a startup style ad-hoc structure into a middle-sized organization with defined processes and structure and so on.