PART IV

Realizing the Full Benefits of a CPIC Process

Achieving the improvements in IT management envisioned by Congress when it enacted the Clinger-Cohen Act has been a slow and difficult process. Many projects in federal agencies still have significant cost and schedule variances, and there continue to be highly publicized project failures. Improvement will take time, and it will likely occur incrementally rather than all at once. In addition, it will likely occur only as new waves of political appointees recognize how difficult it is to deploy and manage IT assets and that an investment management framework is essential to increasing the likelihood of success.

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