Hesitation in IT Shops

Less mature IT shops frequently are hesitant to move from an ad hoc, personality-driven state to one governed by defined project management policies and practices. The six most common reasons cited for this reluctance to make a change are discussed next.

"Everything’s fine."

If everything’s fine in an IT shop, then a project management system is probably not necessary. Better yet, such a system probably is already in place—whether it’s readily visible or not. If the shop enjoys adequate control over schedules, budgets, resources, and quality, then nothing need be changed. Ignore the lessons in this book.

Unfortunately, when a lot of IT managers, faced with a proposal for change, announce that everything’s fine, what they’re ...

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