Cloud technologies, micro services and DevOps promise agility and rapid implementation of IT projects. But many such projects fail or are delayed because some basic requirements for success are neglected.
Here are 5 tips from our experts for successful IT projects
Clear project goal
The essential prerequisite for successful IT projects is a clearly defined and delimitable project goal, which must also be realistic. Cost savings or faster processing of requests are not such goals; they must be precisely described.
Involving all stakeholders
The second and often ignored prerequisite is the involvement of all stakeholders from the very beginning, i.e. not only developers, project managers and possibly external consultants, but also the employees and end users in the departments concerned and possibly the employee representatives.
Budget and Resources
A clear definition of the budget and the resources required for implementation is the third pillar of successful IT projects. Unrealistic approaches may speed up the project start, but they can also delay or prevent implementation.
The procedure over the entire project period must be clearly structured, whereby frameworks for project management such as PRINCE2® can provide valuable assistance. Clear responsibility and decision structures are also important in this context.
Realistic time frame
Cloud, micro services and DevOps promise high agility today, but still a realistic timeframe remains crucial for project success. This must not only include the purely functional implementation, but also all functional and security tests, the rollout and the training of all affected employees.
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