"The Plan" is the plan on how to Get I.T. Right in NZ. Please also see the background below.
The plan to date has been formed from discussions with a number of people including the Ambassadors (Prominent NZ CIOs).
We believe that it is a pretty good plan to Get I.T. Right in NZ, and welcome any further comments.
It consists of the current components (the "Keys to Success" and the "Holistic Framework") and adds "Supporters", "Promotion" and "Measurement".
The people behind the plan are:
IT professionals – Probably the majority, the people who have come here because they know there is a huge opportunity when we fix the problem.
IT users – The people who suffer when things go wrong and benefit when things go right.
Ambassadors – Prominent CIOs who provide support much like a Board, who have a broader view of the problem and who can help talk to the executives.
Academics – People that actually study I.T. success and failure, what happens and why, and can provide their learning.
Professional Bodies – The groups that support best practice and help upskill their relevant discipline.
Guides – People who have been there, done that, have been involved with failures and through experience now know how to prevent them.
The Press – People who can push information out to the right people.
We started this site after seeing too many IT failures in NZ, and yes, they are all around the world, but if we fix this in NZ we can make IT a real strength for NZ in the global economy.
The first step taken was to ensure that the basics were in place so we put up the "Keys to Success". We then realised that whilst these weren’t too bad when they were allowed to be done properly, there was a problem with the bigger picture. So the "Holistic Framework" was started, we have refined this and now think that we need to get these tools out to the community.
There seems to be two groups that can make change – 1; the execs who can affect things top down and can make the biggest difference and 2; the people using IT who can affect things close to them, but together can create a very loud voice.