Overview for success in the Internet age
The rapid evolution of business in the Internet Age requires fundamental changes in management practices. Traditional management thinking, based on the strategy-structure-systems approach, is outmoded. Effective strategy has shifted from a focus on the 'what' to a focus on the 'how.' This article describes the Transformational Project Paradigm (TPP), an operating concept that is based on the nature of systems work, and supportive of four management practices: 1) beginning-to-end accountability; 2) cross-boundary coordination; 3) information systems division home departments; and 4) management reporting system. This new approach resolves the conflict between old management practices and the nature of systems work.