The technology needs of every organization change over time. Often, these needs are dictated by the current business cycle or growth phase of the organization, and the life-cycle of previous technology capital investments.
The process of introducing new technology solutions into an organization, removing and retiring older technology, and creating new organizational processes that depend upon the technology often requires many moving parts to be carefully coordinated on a time scale, and has the potential to create large scale interruption to the organization.
Given that the pace of change is quickening in information technology, it’s never been more important to understand how to make these transformations succeed while minimizing the risks. Organizations can’t afford to waste time and effort on projects that don’t deliver. It is therefore of utmost importance that these changes are evaluated, planned, deployed, and reviewed using a Project Management discipline.