Iyana and Mahugnon,
I think when the the benefits (ease of communication, data analysis, saving time, etc ) of a formal model are taken away, that would affect productivity, One thing is communication, informal model could delayed communication or cause misinterpretation which could affect a process immensely.
When productivity is affected,…[Read more]
Good point Karabo,
That way IT is not a stranger to the business strategy. Even before the strategy kicks off, IT understands where the department stands. Then based on the business strategy for its goal, IT strategy is developed to support the business achieve its goals.
True, there should be an agreement or consensus before the project starts.
If the situation exist where there is not a consensus, or some business executive will not except the CIO or IT department recommendation, meanwhile IT should be supporting business goal, should the IT department decline participation in the project or just go with the…[Read more]
That is true, but the are situations where business leaders do not know the effect or importance of IT assets. they focus on return(profit).
Can they ably lead the IT development and CIO or there should always be room or allowance for expert to use their expertise for the good of the company?
During an event where the company needs a software, the IT department recommends a vendor and a software, but key business executives are interested in acquiring a software which is not as duration and sufficient as the company needs. Basically, the IT department and business executive disagree on the software and vendor.
Should the…[Read more]
Most time IT decisions are made with little understanding of business goal while business executives view IT as a cost center. This misunderstanding or disconnect brings about misalignment of strategies and goals which is detrimental to the success of a business.
If I was a member of the IT Strategic Development Team for the company, I will…[Read more]
The overall good of the county, but a hand of individuals decides against the county.
Good example Ami, clear manifestation of how stakeholders influence, interest, and action can impact a project.
They have seen the economic analysis, ease of traffic on the overall, yet disagree for implementation.
How important is stakeholders buy-in.
Very true Jason, you know there is a saying “I will keep my eyes where my money is.” Stakeholders will monitor project as closed as they can. If the interest is company oriented, great; if it is personal, sad. Either orientation, Jim need to look up gain the requisite support.
Great point Binju, Jim might spend most of his time learning the company culture and others things then managing the project.
He might be able to get rid of the risk of favoritism or preferential treatment of stakeholders, but then again that is a recipe for disaster. If Jim does not relate to stakeholder according, the project will suffer. Jim…[Read more]
I understand the risk of overloading team members on the project which is a high risk.
What if the team is selected based on key stakeholders interest? If you remove any team member, you lose one stakeholder support. Meanwhile, team members are always not available due to other engagement.
Looking at the importance of the…[Read more]
Good point Mengqiao, Jim been new employee is a possible risk. Though Jim comes with his new ideal and thought process, there are lot of things he needs to learn and understand (policy, team members, stakeholders, environment, etc.). This will help with communication, scheduling, and other relationship.
Dongjie, key point mentioned (conflict of interest) which always exist among stakeholders. I think the most worrisome thing about conflict of interest is Jim understanding the role of each stakeholder.
Jim had talked to one stakeholder who mentioned her interest in the project, and it sounds like there is a connection or commitment. The issue of…[Read more]
Karabo, I like the fact that you pointed out that nothing is said about Jim’s experience with project management which is very important-experience. I believe that is an acceptable risk. Looking at his experience in general, there is likelihood that he could perform. Notwithstanding, his performance is kind of questionable (iffy) from the…[Read more]
There are lots of risks associated with the project: Three of those risks are:
Scheduling: with team member having busy schedules, problem resolution could be an issue which could cause rescheduling and delay.
Support: Not every stakeholder have confidence in the ability of Jim as a new employee. Some
questions that might propagate thi…[Read more]
I agree with the point of the standard of production but I think that is controllable to some extend-quality check. I think it more difficulty to safeguard the blueprint from duplication which could increase competition. Again, it goes down to the contractual agreement and the commitment of all parties. Copyright is not a violation everywhere or…[Read more]
Risk reduction, I think the issue of risk reduction will depend on other factors and might not be realistic or easily achieved. Example, Social Security Numbers are not treated the same in all environment, hiring processes (background check) are not the same in all environment, violations are not treated the same everywhere, etc. Thus, the…[Read more]
Hanqing, that is a fine point and most organizations are cognizant of environmental obligation but if the local laws do not require the outsourcee to help clean up, the outsourcer sees that as a way of saving cost. At that point the issue of legality and ethicality come alive.
If the local laws require the outsourcee to help clean the…[Read more]
The benefits of outsourcing cannot be overemphasized, but they come with some risks.
Loss of control – functions given to outsiders could reduce controls. Activities that a company has no direct control of can affect quality and production time. When the contractual agreement does not clearly spell out all parties…[Read more]
Yes, there is enterprise architecture at my job. Matter of fact, there is an enterprise architecture division.
Example, the replacement of administration system with an integrated solution that would increase efficiency, allow the institution to adapt quickly to changing tax policies, and reduce complexity and cost.
This was done by the…[Read more]
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