No IT Projects

 

Everything we do is a business project. Quit calling them IT projects. What we do in IT is for the business or there really is no reason to do it. If we are working on security, it is protect the business. If we are upgrading a system it is because our business partners need the new functionality or we are reducing risk to the business by getting to a current or supported release. If we are installing new hardware it is for a business reason.

We really don’t do IT projects. Quit calling them IT projects. Especially when the IT part of the business project is only 10% of the project.

OK, I’m off that soapbox. For now.

 

5 thoughts on “No IT Projects”

  1. Couldn’t agree more. More importantly quit saying NO. I feel like so many tech leaders of companies think their job is to say no. That doesn’t mean just say yes but work hard to understand what the business need is, create trust in your organization that you’ll work hard to find a solution. If you just say no people will find a way around you and then you’ll become irrelevant.

    1. If you just say no people will find a way around you and then you’ll become irrelevant.

      very true. especially in today’s world of cloud computing, where everything that IT provides is available as a Service. If refused by IT, the business unit will simply go to cloud service provider to address their need.

  2. Agreed. And I believe that calling them Business Projects begets business buy-in, accountability, ownership, and therefore successful results.

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