Developing Talent for Large IT Projects

Good program managers are hard to find. Here’s how organizations can attract and develop their own senior IT program-management talent.

August 21, 2014

Francine Debane, Katya Defossez, and Mark McMillan

Large IT-driven transformation programs are important for creating business value in all industries. However, our research, conducted in collaboration with the University of Oxford, shows that 71 percent of large IT projects face cost overruns, and 33 percent of projects are around 50 percent over budget. On average, large IT projects deliver 56 percent less value than predicted.

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