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Six Biggest Challenges Facing IT Managers

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 03-06-2015 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Process management: 86%, Performance management: 72%, Change management: 68%, Quality management: 60%, Project management: 56%, Financial management: 35%
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    Governing for cross-functional work: 44%, Engaging leadership in process management: 40%, Identifying, prioritizing and selecting improvement opportunities: 36%
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    Establishing a performance culture: 45%, Identifying the right benchmarks and their sources: 38%, Defining and using process measures: 37%
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    Engaging employees throughout the change journey: 45%, Integrating change management strategies for transformational change: 43%, Overseeing strategies and techniques: 33%
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    Creating a quality management system that truly impacts the work of staff: 50%, Empowering processes to take advantage of quality principles and tools: 43%, Understanding the enterprise activities necessary to support a culture of quality: 41%
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    Measuring the success of projects based upon business results: 39%, Evolving your project management office/team from process compliance to performance excellence: 32%, Developing project leaders instead of project managers: 30%
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    Planning and budgeting: 64%, Financial forecasting: 56%, General accounting and financial reporting: 38%
 

When it comes to being a boss, there are plenty of scary statistics out there–especially for CIOs. Nearly three out of 10 large IT projects fail. And the average cost overrun on IT projects is 27%, with one out of six IT projects having cost overruns of 200%. To get to the root of the causes behind these and other leadership issues, APQC has released a survey that lists the biggest challenges within six key management categories: process, performance, change, quality, project, and financial. As for the top challenges faced within those categories? The list includes employee and leadership engagement, benchmark identification, success measurement and performance delivery. If CIOs are to ascend as strategic leaders–as opposed to those who simply oversee tech maintenance–they must carefully examine each challenge and come up with an effective response. APQC is a member-based nonprofit group which helps organizations improve productivity and quality through business benchmarking, best practices and knowledge management. More than 300 business executives took part in the research.

 
 
 
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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