Seven Things to Consider for a Successful UC Rollout
Unfortunately, all too often, after technology is installed, nothing really changes. Tools sit untouched and underutilized by the vast majority of users. Either people are unaware that the tools exist or they are not sure how – or are even afraid – to use them. Management is left wondering why they invested in the new technology in the first place.
Make sure your investments don’t gather dust.
Why Do So Many Technology Projects Fail?
IT projects have a reputation of overpromising and underdelivering. Results do not meet expectations, budgets run amok, or, in extreme cases, the project is abandoned altogether. In fact, 50% of businesses experience “failure” of an IT project, reports CIO.com.
The larger they are, the harder they fall. Large projects are more complex, include numerous departments and stakeholders, and have more moving parts that are dependent on each other. ComputerWorld reported that of 3,555 IT projects conducted over a five year period that had labor costs of at least $10 million only 6.4% of them were successful.
The primary reason for failure – in 54% of the cases – is poor project management.
Four Secrets to Successful Project Management
You find yourself in the middle of a project, overwhelmed by the expectations, running behind schedule and fighting battles with people who aren’t on the same page.
You aren’t sure how you got to this place and you aren’t sure how to get out.
This happens to the best IT project managers. In other words, it can happen to you.