PROJECT INITIATION   5

Get Your Project Off to a Good Start

Debbie Spaulding, PMP

A large state agency was awarded funding for a multimillion-dollar project to modernize and focus business processes that were mired in old-school methodology and outdated legacy systems. Years of struggle at this agency to build software that would streamline business processes and automate much of its work had resulted in cobbled-together systems that fell short of meeting business needs.

The agency had a well thought-out general IT strategic plan to resolve this situation, which had executive-level support, but struggled to navigate its culture of siloed ...

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