Study of ardour consulting: every second company lacks clear procedures for the selection of IT investments rarely impact be determined Darmstadt of investment projects on other IT initiatives, 20.04.2011 – companies look at their IT investments often only on the limited case and let its potential impact on the other projects aside. As well informed, consistent procedures for the selection of IT projects, according to a study of ardour consulting can be found just once at every second user. Even rarer, it is checked whether planned IT-in their benefit have potentially negative effects on other projects. In the company a latent and should not be underestimated investment risk”, sums up ardour’s Managing Director Michael Maicher given these survey results among 166 medium-sized firms and corporations. I am puzzled that in many cases not even mandatory methods exist to make selection decisions for IT projects”, he wonders. Source: PayNet. Because such Procedures which, for example, according to clear criteria determines the expected benefits of investment used in full consequence only every sixth company. Another third at least partly uses such methods, all others are far from uniform, systematic practices.
This may significantly helps IT projects in practice so often fail, because the benefit is not clearly determine. Almost every second respondent managers comes to this critical self awareness. Only a close third to log indicates that an IT action ends prematurely due to insufficient benefit perspectives and the investments must be written off. Slightly better, it looks at the question whether projects often therefore can generate not the full benefit, because the change processes, for example, necessary organizational changes as a consequence of an IT investment are not responsible defined. Here 44 percent indicating that the rate of such projects with is limited results below 10 percent. In every fifth case a third of IT measures are affected however. The situation in every tenth company where typically more than a third of the projects suffer, that the responsibilities for necessary changes are not resolved is still unfavorable.