Browsing the latest technology news today, I came across the article IT projects need less complexity not more governance. I really agree with the findings that are presented in the article – I have come to a similar conclusion after spending decades in the software industry that less bureaucracy and less complexity are the ingredients for a successful project.
I think the following statement summarized everything perfectly,
“Successful projects are characterized by less bureaucracy in governance arrangements and a greater focus on outcomes. Where there are more people or committees demanding an ever-increasing volume of reports than there are managers delivering the project, there are bound to be problems. The take-away message is that you should simplify everything about the project, and ensure that the program manager/owner has the responsibility, accountability, and authority to get the job done.”
Want to learn more on the subject of what makes a successful project – read this article from Gartner Group – IT projects need less complexity not more governance.