Project Management

Serview study bad significant action to improve project management Homburg, February 13, 2009 – many companies have no strategy for the methods of the management of IT projects and live even in significant contradictions. Because on the one hand the leaders assign a very significant contribution to the success of the IT measures the project management and watch this task under increasingly difficult conditions. On the other hand is mostly a patchwork of procedural models, the quality of which is checked only in rare cases in the company. The consulting company Serview investigated these results in a survey among more than 350 medium-sized and large companies with a turnover of over 50 million euros. “Then are 54 percent of surveyed managers of considered that the requirements of the project management due to the growing complexity of IT measures recently skyrocketed” are. In addition one in five has an average increase in the degree of difficulty noted, while 16 percent in recent years Situation has remained relatively constant. Only a minority of 11 percent registered last easier project conditions. A there is widespread acknowledgement for those responsible but the issue does affect the quality of the project methods on the results of an IT action.

For about half the success percentage is between 25 and 50 percent, almost one-third rated it even higher. But even though they have such great importance to the quality of project management practices, it is missing in IT to clear guidelines. So, draws about a quarter of enterprises on public regulations such as, for example, Prince2 and 9 per cent use their own methodological standards. But in two-thirds of the companies there is a considerable arbitrariness in the use of project management methods, because there the IT projects based on very different concepts are realized. It is in the practice of the companies apparently a large gap between the standards of the project management and the commitment to improving the methodological basis”, rated Serview Managing Director Michael cross the results.

The consultant also provides a considerable need for action because the adequacy and quality of the used methods is usually very long not more closely examined. The companies need to find in their self-interest to a clear positioning in this topic”, he asks. Eventually they would ultimately do not know exactly whether they use at all-requirements project methods. Weaknesses in the methodology lead but according to their own knowledge to quality, delays and a significant increase in the relevant IT projects”cross stressed the negative consequences. Serview GmbH garden str. 23 61352 Bad Homburg v.d.H., Tel.: +49(0)61 72/177 44-0 fax: +49(0)61 72/177 44-99

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Dietmar Hopp

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Good standing: founder in particular by the innovative founder the five former employees of IBM: Claus Wellenreuther, Hans-Werner Hector, Hasso Plattner, Klaus Tschira and Dietmar Hopp enjoy the company and the software SAP in high esteem and recognition. The SAP founders did is not easy to develop software only, but to develop software, which sets new standards and is revolutionizing the IT industry it aims. To achieve this goal SAP today worldwide closely cooperates with leading universities, partners and customers. So experiences and new requirements with each other can be exchanged and used to optimize the business processes of companies regardless of Firm size and industry. Hasso Plattner today is engaged in the research, and supports such as the Hasso Institute of PLATTNER-in Potsdam, while Dietmar Hopp supports among others the football in Hoffenheim.

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