CHAPTER 6: REVIEWING PROJECTS AND CHANGES IN PROGRESS

Overview

Change programmes and projects are frequently a business as usual activity for many organisations with projects on the go all the time and naturally have an impact on due diligence exercises.

Failed IT projects cost the world’s largest 500 companies more than $14billion per year says the National Association of Corporate Directors in the US.

We need to ascertain which projects are material to the due diligence exercise. To a certain extent we need to cross-refer to the systems review (see Chapter 3). If a project impacts any of the key systems or processes then this project must be included in the list of projects to be reviewed during due diligence.

Projects often incur significant ...

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