Recovering a Failing IT Outsource Service

Eavesdrop on a conversation between two senior IT staff of a fictitious company charged with the successful execution of an outsourced arrangement that has just passed its two-year anniversary.  Gain an insight into the difficulties they are experiencing, their search for the root causes and their development of a plan to deliver targeted improvement.  The…

Two heads with connected thought

“Mind the Gap!” Business’ Relationship with IT

Business users and IT (and other services) departments love to be rude about each other. Mutual incomprehension and worse frequently reign. What can be done to establish and maintain a healthy relationship and the high quality of service alignment? The gap between Business and IT has long been deep. IT people too often have little…