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Transparency Helps IT Governance

Posted on: March 21st, 2014 | Category: Business Consulting

Letting everyone know what projects are being worked on, how those projects benefit your company, and what those projects cost allows everyone to be on the same page.  With limited resources, projects have to be prioritized to get the biggest bang for your company’s buck.  A project list showing costs and benefits helps this prioritization and allows the business units to set IT strategies.

This doesn’t mean planning by committee and a free-for-all for IT resources.  A regular process for gathering the costs and benefits for each project and using that information to make decisions is needed.  Once everyone sees how proposed projects affect the bottom line, the decision on which projects to work on first become easier.  Prioritization becomes a mutual decision among all business units and IT.

Weidenhammer Consulting Group can help your company prioritize its business and IT projects. We work with business leaders to develop project management strategies that focus on business results. Contact Rick Sutton, Senior Business Consultant, at for more information.

Rick Sutton

Rick Sutton

Rick Sutton manages the Weidenhammer Consulting Group, the business consulting division of Weidenhammer Systems Corporation. He has 30 years of leadership experience in business management, including 20 years in strategic planning, information technology, operational improvement, project management, and risk management. Rick has worked in a variety of industries including financial services, information technology, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, and consulting. He has managed information security and project management offices for both financial service and manufacturing companies. Rick has developed business and IT strategic plans for a variety of companies. He regularly performs technology assessments, developing strategic road maps for companies to improve their IT operations and increase their reliability. Most recently he helped develop the business continuity plan for a regional bank in New Jersey and he developed the IT strategic plan for a distribution consulting firm in Pennsylvania. Rick is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He has a degree in Finance from Villanova University and a MBA in Finance from Drexel University.