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The real fallout of the COVID-19 outbreak will be visible for months. What has already changed, and where can I see more change happening in the future?
In this article, I’ll share my point of view on how IT will reshape itself as a result of the pandemic.
We listened to our customers’ opinions. Here’s what we’ve observed so far with 100+ clients in 22 countries where we run projects:
The world has not stopped. New projects start with a focus on:
We’re doing the same. We listen to our customers and try out new ideas we get from them. You can check out the results for yourself at https://services.predicagroup.com (we would love to hear what you think about it!).
This is how things stand.
The risk in business is now higher than ever. It was always there, but it is more significant at this point. A few months ago, most organizations did not have to deal with uncertainty at such a fast pace. It was a lengthy process. Present circumstances are speeding it up.
Lengthy initiatives with an uncertain outcome are not an option. What you need is a quick way to try out a portfolio of projects. Verify results with data. Move to the next iteration.
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— Predica (@PredicaExperts) April 22, 2020
This is where I see the most significant impact of the current situation on IT projects.
IT organizations need to learn how to implement and verify ideas. And they’ll need ways to do it quickly.
The best way is to start small. Proceed with projects based on the initial outcome, from the MVP phase to the next stages.
Data can show directions for new business areas. You need to know how to find them based on the data you have. There are many solutions which can help with this.
What if your budget was set every 3 months now instead of once a year?
To run IT projects in this way, you have to use the right tools: both in terms of technology and your organization.
In IT, we will see the growing importance of FOUR Ops (xOps):
I will follow up on each of these areas in future articles.
In the meantime, I recommend you read an article from The Leading Edge Forum: Fly-by-wire Portfolios: A Guide To 21st Century Management Of Technology Projects.
You may notice it is dated prior to COVID-19.
Uncertainty was with us before. Our new circumstances accelerated a change. Will it stay with us?