The 10 Commandments of Large-Scale IT Transformation - Slide 7

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Avoid tracking progress of the project based on arithmetic (weighted) average of individual tasks. Focus on critical path activities and continuously review the critical path.

A slight delay in one project (track) may have a cascading impact on other tracks, thereby putting the entire program in jeopardy. It's important to collect details on critical path activities from various tracks in a consistent and uniform manner, so that the real status at the program level is visible to all stakeholders. It's more important to know the "expected completion date" of tasks in-progress rather than just percentage completion.

When it comes to large-scale IT transformation projects, some basic principles have a great impact on implementation success. The following is a list of principles, some of which the folks at the IT consulting firm Infosys freely admit they came by the hard way.

These recommendations, or "10 Commandments," are intended to help focus your IT organization's attention on the most fundamental aspects of program management.

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