is no single reason for projects not to realise the
benefits promised at the outset
the last 30 years, there has been a remorseless decline
in hardware costs as a proportion of total project costs.
Now, after a period when we saw software licence fees
increasing, software costs are also facing a downward
the other hand, the organisational costs facing any
business implementing even moderate change, be it to
systems, processes, or structure have increased dramatically
over the same timeframe.
the same time, organisations have also reduced their
own non-core resources to the point where internal IT
and project management departments can only undertake
an IT systems maintenance. Sponsoring, implementing
and managing large scale change confidently is often
beyond their reach.
wonder there has been a corresponding increase in the
risk of a failure to deliver the full benefits anticipated
for a project, or even that the project will fail completely.
main causes of failure to deliver:
British Computer Society, 2001
is for these reasons that we have developed the
essential Management Consultancy product offering
a comprehensive risk management system designed
to guarantee that the maximum benefits will be
delivered according to a formal specification,
at the right time, in the right way, and within
budget through the provision of superior advice
25 years we know how to avoid the most common
reasons for project failure and we're willing
to put a portion of our fees where our mouth is.
our white paper on the
need for a formal approach to Risk Management