Why programme health checks are vital to successful programme delivery
Project One recently received a call from a CTO at a clothing retailer asking what experience we had at evaluating large scale platform deployments. The CTO has recently joined the retailer and was somewhat alarmed by the in-flight programme situation – the status was ‘green/on track but in the CTO’s mind there were a lot of risks and uncertainty that the programme had yet to highlight or surface.
A key symptom we often see with programmes which are facing structural challenges is the sponsors talking about lack of transparency of issues and a general feeling of lack of control. This was the situation the CTO faced.