Monday, July 09, 2007

Impact of IT business strategy

Peter WeillPeter Weill will be visiting Australia from MIT to give a talk at a seminar in Brisbane. The ANU has arranged for him to also speak in Canberra on IT and business strategy (details below). Some may recall that Peter was one of the "gang of four" who gave evidence on outsourcing to the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee in 1997. ;-)

Peter's talk comes after Rob Thomsett's talk to the ACS in Canberra last week, where he castigated IT project managers for failing to properly involve their sponsors in projects.
Six IT decisions IT people shouldn't make alone
Professor Peter Weill, MIT
Friday, 20 July 2007, 3-4.30 pm, Canberra

Description: Many companies are disappointed in the weak returns - and in some cases outright losses - from their IT investments. Professor Peter Weill holds that IT management should not be left alone to make the choices that determine the impact of IT on a company's business strategy.

Cost: free -- bookings essential.
Sponsored by the National Centre for Information Systems Research, ANU and National Archives of Australia.
Also an electronic version of "Six IT decisions IT people shouldn't make alone" is available from Amazon along with books by Peter Weill and on project management in general.

ps: ANU and NAA launched
National Archives of Australia launched the course "Systems Approach to Management of Government Information" in June.

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