Companies need to improve IT project management

We have all been in the driver's seat of a project. Whether it is something simple around the house like getting a wireless router to work or a complicated rollout over a year that includes a business VoIP system and a cloud infrastructure, managing these processes can be complicated.

Unfortunately, many of them fail. This is not to say that the projects get scrapped altogether. It could mean they ran over budget or are delivered over schedule. In fact, according to a recent study by cloud portfolio management provider Innotas, nearly 50 percent of businesses reported they had an IT project fail during 2013. Seventy-four percent of respondents cited a lack of resources as the main reason for this process.

If a proper IT project management system is in place, however, this should not happen. So it begs the question, why is the number of failures so high?

According to an article from CIO Magazine, the problem could be the amount of responsibility that is heaped upon project managers. Not only must they be on top of the progress of the actual project, but also the employees involved, the budget and any potential changes in the industry.

This is why many companies are instead turning toward an experienced IT solution provider to spearhead any technology deployment. After all, it makes more sense for a team of people to be working toward a goal that they have accomplished before, instead of trying it with the internal professionals that are giving it a go for the first time.