A 30-60-90-day approach to planning IT projects

Business solutions involving information technology (IT) often yield disappointing results due to their lengthy time and high cost. This article describes a 30-60-90-day approach which is designed to avoid this disappointment and reduce IT project risks. As opposed to the traditional method of specifying one main deliverable, this approach proposes breaking the deliverable into modules, each with its own set of priorities, and recommends working with the client to ensure that business benefits are realized from the subdivided deliverables. Although the modular 30-60-90-day approach may cost more and take more overall time, these disadvantages can be offset by the early delivery of meaningful business benefits and the increased ability to get client feedback with delivery of each module.
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