5 PROJECT DELIVERY AND THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT LIFE CYCLE

INTRODUCTION

Clearly, the ability to manage and deliver information technology projects is key to the success of any IT organization. Although project delivery may take second place to the time, effort, and resources devoted to service delivery, the IT team’s performance on projects, in many respects, defines IT’s overall status within the enterprise. If projects are managed well and delivered as promised, the IT organization builds credibility and hence the support and resources to take on an expanded role within the business. If it falters in these efforts, it loses the credibility and political capital essential to enabling a strategic role for IT within the enterprise. In short, if ...

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