Continuing on our series of “Making IT Projects a Success”, we now take a look at the role CIOs can play in making their Project Portfolio a success.
To highlight the relevance of this article, I shall start with a brief background of the CIO’s role.
A question often asked is, at what point would an organization consider hiring a CIO? In this Tech Savvy age, all Fortune 500 companies have a CIO on-board but what about the ones that have revenues in tens of millions? When do they have the luxury of hiring one for the C-Suite? Do they follow a popular practice to “Rent a CIO”? Some Organizations hire an IT Manager and in due course of time give him/her the title of a CIO with neither of them understanding the true change in the role.
While the IT Manager is vital for the day to day Management of IT issues, he does not have the business acumen to guide the Organization through strategic initiatives and ensure Business Systems and Processes are in place to support growth while achieving excellence in IT delivery and innovation.