Bridging Business & IT

S1 E5: Five Things to Share With the Business Before the Project Starts

October 01, 2021 Dave Burrill and Dan Burrill Season 1 Episode 5
Bridging Business & IT
S1 E5: Five Things to Share With the Business Before the Project Starts
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This episode shares five things that the tech team needs to share with business executives, project sponsor(s), process owners and subject matter experts to set their expectations and explain their obligations before a project kicks off. We’re joined on this episode by an old friend and colleague, John Fisher, who has held multiple CIO positions over his 35+ year career and currently teaches at DePaul University.

Introductions
#1: We're not running an IT project. We're running a business project that just happens to be enabled by technology.
#2: There's only two types of software.
#3: Software is a surrogate for a human.
#4: 3 out of 4 IT projects failures are caused by what people don't say.
#5: The greater your expertise, the harder it is for you to communicate all you know.