In recent years, Information Technology (IT) has emerged to become a critical resource for doing business. With more importance being given to IT in organizations, more resources are also being earmarked for such initiatives. However, the rate of failure of IT projects across the globe has remained at around 50 percent in survey after survey done over the past couple of decades. This has happened in spite of new and more resilient technologies, innovative methods, tools and management practices. Interestingly, the reasons for failure remain the same and the issues and the problems recur again and again. A large number of these issues are related to failures in appreciating risks related to IT projects and categorization of such risks relating to non-adherence to frameworks for managing IT projects and IT governance at large.
This programme will be focusing on various aspects of IT Project Management, Risk Management for IT Projects, IT Governance Frameworks, Project Monitoring and Contract Management. A few topics on which the programme will focus on are as follows:
Implementing Enterprise-wide IT Projects
Harnessing IT: Choosing the Right Project
Tracking IT Project Performance
Strategic Sourcing and Alignment
Adopting, Managing and Driving Change
Understanding Information Requirements
Investment in Evaluation Technology
Selecting the IT Project Manager
Managing IT Contracts
Managing BI Projects
Risk Allocation and Mitigation of Projects
Managing Trade-off between Project Scopes, Schedules and Resources: A Management Game
Bidding Design and Evaluation of IT Projects
IT Implementation Failures: Factors and Strategies
Decision-makers engaged in planning, monitoring and managing IT projects.
The lead learning tool will be case studies. It will be supplemented by lectures, group presentations, group exercises and games along with self-learning. To integrate the learning, the course will end with an integrated case or practical problem-based group presentation.