TechPar Group Project Governance Blog

The MDM imperative

Clean, complete, and harmonized Master Data has made its way to the top of priority list at major institutions. Risks include: employees receiving irrelevant or sensitive information, “prohibited” Vendors being on-boarded in the Procurement process, and Customers not receiving their orders on-time. These are among the initiatives being launched: Vendor, Employee, & Customer master data[…]

Program Success Starts with the Contract

People are everything! Positioning a program for success starts at the contract phase. Vendors occasionally sell with the “A” team but then staff the “B/C” team. Whether it is an Outsourcing deal or Consulting project, write specific practitioners into the contract!  Don’t fall for Vendor response: “SLAs will cover you,” because meaningful SLA penalties are[…]

Rescuing Failed Projects

Introduction: Rescuing Failed Projects Over the course of my career I’ve participated in the rescue of IT programs and projects that nearly completed their downward spiral towards failure: missed budgets, missed schedules, poor quality and, ultimately, un-achieved expectations. The reasons for project failures are well documented on consulting web sites as well as in the[…]

It must hurt for results to be good!

On any complex Enterprise Application project, the team assigned will make or break its success.  As the final client, you may contract with one or more systems integrators and/or other consultants, but the most critical piece of the team puzzle is “your own people”.  You must search and find the most perfectly suited skills within[…]