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Steve Pulman

2014 CIO Summit

Posted in , , by on July 16, 2014 and has no comments yet

At the end of July Asq Projects will be sponsoring and attending the Marcus Evans Australian CIO Summit 2014, on the Gold Coast. In preparation for the summit, Steve was interviewed and shared his insights on change and project management success.

Ensuring Successful Project Outcomes While Doing More With Less – A Summary

  • CIOs should consider blending change management and project management principles – this means putting people before technology and processes
  • Instead of sticking to one project management methodology, e.g. agile, Lean, PRINCE2, Waterfall, CIOs should consider what a successful business outcome would be and select a blended approach to the project that achieves that outcome
  • Redirecting focus towards what success looks like for the end users, instead of obsessing over vendors and software, will also transform the running (and adoption) of projects
  • The role of the CIO needs to have an emphasis on the customers and people within the business; technology is just one part of the picture (not the whole picture)
  • BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and SaaS (Software as a Solution) are two major technology trends that will cause a shift in thinking for CIOs. In both instances it is a mindset shift, instead of purely a project, that needs to be taken into account and implemented.

Read the full interview here and learn more about the CIO Summit.

Stay connected with what’s happening before, during and after the event via twitter, using the #meCIOsummit hashtag and via their LinkedIn group.


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