During almost 20 years of delivering IT-based projects on time, on budget and to specification, we have acquired tremendous insight into the factors that assure a project’s success.
If you answer the few key questions below we will provide you with a short report highlighting how you can increase the success rate of your Business-As-Usual and Strategic projects.

What proportion of your overall IT project spend is spent on Business-As-Usual projects?
0%-20%21%-40%41%-60%61%-80%81%-100%

What measurements do you use to rate a project’s success?
TimeCostBenefits realised

Are expected business benefits documented in a formal business case?
For every projectOn select projects onlySome of the timeNever

Can you demonstrate the actual business benefit derived from the project?
For every projectOn select projects onlySome of the timeNever

How would you rank the level of executive commitment to ensuring the success of your projects?
Fully committedPartially committedNot committed at all

Who has overall responsibility for managing the delivery of your projects?
Designated executive level managerHead of a business unitBusiness UserIT department

Whether or not your Business Analysts and Project Managers are suitably trained, how well do you think that they understand your strategic business imperatives?
Very clearlyOnly partiallyNot clearly at all

How would you rank the performance of your Business Analysts and Project Managers in comparison to your competitors?
HigherSimilarLower

Which of the following types of methodologies do you use to execute your projects and to implement your solutions?
WaterfallAgileHybrid of Waterfall and AgileInformalProprietary

How well do you think your Business Analysts and Project Managers understand the specific project and implementation methodologies that have been defined in your organisation?
Very wellOnly partiallyNot well at all

How well do you think they adhere to the methodologies?
Very wellOnly partiallyNot well at all

How well do you think the business requirements of your projects are aligned to the strategic vision of the organisation?
Very wellOnly partiallyNot well at all

How clearly can you trace your business goals & objectives to business requirements, system requirements, tests, system design and processes?
Very clearlyOnly partiallyNot clearly at all

To what extent do you think the performance of your organisation would be increased if your projects were delivered on time, within budget, and according to initial specification?
Very significantly increasedSignificantly increasedMarginallyProjects are delivered on time, within budget, and according to initial specification

How would you rank the level of executive commitment to ensuring the success of your projects?
Fully committedPartially committedNot committed at all

Thanks for taking the time and effort to answer these questions.

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