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Other / n/a

Authors

Catherine Crowley
Clare Thornley

Subjects

Business

Topics
environment strategic ivi innovation value institute project management service public competitive advantage it project

How can I know when it’s time to stop an IT project? (2014)

Abstract IT projects should deliver value to organizations but there are cases when, however well planned a project may have been, change s in the environment and/or in the strategic priorities of the organization mean it can never deliver value. Value is a subjective term and simply means, in this context, something that is important to the organization which would generally result in profi t in a commercial entity or improved service in a public entity. This white paper addresses the problem of how to ensure that you will have the capabilities in place to know when your project can no longer deliver value and to take appropriate action . It d oes not discuss in detail the technical issues of project management execution, as a well - executed project can still fail to deliver value. R ather, it looks at the specific question of knowing when projects can no longer deliver value and putting measures in place to both prevent and address project escalation . We show how a capability - based approach can improve your ability to quickly identify projects that have started but now can no longer deliver value . This capability increases the agility of the organ ization and makes it easier to develop and maintain competitive advantage.
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Catherine Crowley, Clare Thornley

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Catherine Crowley
Maynooth University
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Maynooth University
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