IT Success!: Towards a New Model for Information Technology by Michael Gentle

By Michael Gentle

“Fifty years after the delivery of company computing, IT this present day remains to be characterised by way of 50-70% undertaking failure charges. that is lovely frightening in the event you come to think about it: both a goblin has forged a spell on an entire occupation – or that occupation is doing whatever essentially wrong”.IT good fortune! demanding situations the common assumption that an IT division is sort of a construction contractor whose undertaking managers, architects and engineers (all development terms…) are meant to carry platforms on agenda, inside price range and to spec. Michael mild explains why this isn't attainable, and turns traditional knowledge on its head by way of exhibiting that: you can't outline an IT venture when it comes to contractual budgets and schedulesanything can swap through the lifetime of a projectwhat is ultimately added can by no means be what's truly neededHe proposes a brand new version for IT during which the normal client/vendor courting, with its contractual commitments, is changed via a shared risk/reward partnership geared in the direction of potential effects through the years. utilizing real-world examples and a case examine, the writer walks you thru the end-to-end strategies of an IT division, protecting matters like call for administration, funding making plans, agile improvement and dealing with creation functions.

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Houses of ill repute At this stage let us introduce the notion of a business model, which at its simplest describes how a company builds and sells its products, at what costs and margins, and In search of excellence the fundamentals 9 how it interacts with its customers. The construction industry trap and the free lunch trap above had far-reaching consequences on the IT business model. The first one ensured that IT would rarely be able to deliver systems that really met business requirements, thereby setting itself up for one or more cycles of ‘corrective maintenance’ (an oxymoron really).

For more views on the pros, cons and challenges of running IT like a business, please refer to the following (see ‘Further reading’ at the end of Chapter 9): • Mark Hall’s article entitled ‘Business is Business’. • Iain Aitken’s book ‘Value-driven IT Management’ under the index entry ‘transfer charging’. The limits of outsourcing Because IT does not lend itself well to a standard client–vendor relationship, by extension the same should be true of outsourcing, which after all is a standard client–vendor relationship.

For the next process ‘Make pizza’, when the order ends up in the kitchen as four pizzas instead of five, then not only is that not the kitchen’s problem, it might not even be aware of the error. As for the delivery boy... This leads us to two fundamental rules that apply to processes: • A process owner is generally not concerned about what happens upstream of his process (except if the quality of the inputs affects the cost or quality of his own deliverables). • A process owner is generally not concerned about what happens downstream of his process once he has produced his deliverables (quality and safety issues notwithstanding).

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