What creates successful IT projects?

Building knowledge to improve the impact of IT projects

Challenging the change management paradigm

University of Oxford and Implement Consulting Group have set out to put data behind what creates successful IT projects

Building knowledge to improve the impact of IT projects

University of Oxford and Implement Consulting Group have set out to put data behind what creates successful IT projects focusing on the change management effort. We need ambitious organisations to join the project.

Challenging the change management paradigm

A frequently cited figure is that 70% of all projects fail, presumably often due to inadequate change management. With the vast amount of well-established literature on change management, we are eager to investigate why this is the case.

We want to prove or reject some of the classic claims that exist in change management as well as our own beliefs by applying a well-proven, data-driven research methodology. This is why University of Oxford and Implement Consulting Group have joined forces to conduct a comprehensive research project on change management in IT projects.

To do this, we need your contribution. We are therefore looking for projects that meet the following three criteria:

  1. The project must have been finished for at least three months.
  2. The project must include an IT component, i.e. implementation or upgrading of an IT system.
  3. The project must have brought changes for end users, i.e. new processes, new roles, new system or similar.

Building knowledge to improve project outcome

Based on the data, we will investigate and identify the key change management drivers of ensuring successful IT projects. You will gain insight into groundbreaking research, learn about change management and be challenged on your everyday practice – all to improve the impact of your projects. You will get:

  • A benchmark report of your data to gain insights and improve success ratings for IT projects in your organisation.
  • Exclusive access to white papers delivering the data and conclusions as well as recommendations and practical advice.
  • The opportunity to participate in our change management conference where you can network and share knowledge with peers.

Participation in the data collection will take approx. 2-3 hours of your time. Please note that all data will be delivered directly to University of Oxford and will be handled confidentially within the research team.

How to participate?

You can either contact Change Management Consultant at Implement, Kim Bjørn Thuesen or Fellow in Management Practice in the Field of Information Systems at Säid Business School, University of Oxford, Alexander Budzier, and you will be contacted by a member of the project, who will guide you through the next steps in the process. Or you can find a project that meets the described criteria, go directly to the survey and fill in the data here. This will take about 1 hour.

Click here to participate in the survey

 

Please feel free to contact us

Alexander Budzier
Fellow in Management Practice in the Field of Information Systems at Säid Business School, University of Oxford
Alexander.Budzier@sbs.ox.ac.uk

Kim Bjørn Thuesen
Change Management Consultant at Implement Consulting Group
kbt@implement.dk
+45 3085 8041

Marlene Roos
Change Management Consultant at Implement Consulting Group
mafa@implement.se
+46 734 413 611