Lean-IT: Significant Increase of the Success Rate of IT Projects

Die Methodik von Lean-IT: Lean-IT® fokussiert sich in vier Modulen auf die beiden Kernprinzipien - Vermeidung von Verschwendungen und Steigern der Wertschöpfung.

Modern IT systems have long since captured all processes in the corporate value creation chain. Whether in the production or the service sector, in trade or logistics, IT applications have become the nerve center of companies. It is, therefore, very important to execute IT projects in a successful manner. The goal should be to make the new software available on budget, on the scheduled date, and in the required quality.

The importance of IT applications, however, conflicts with the high implementation risks inherent to IT projects. Numerous studies show that the risk of serious implementation problems is particularly high in IT projects. At best, one third of the projects are completed on schedule, and most of them fail completely, with serious consequences for the companies concerned. If a company were to “achieve” a comparable percentage for strategically important product launches, it would have to declare bankruptcy in no time.

Lean-IT® is, therefore, not just one of the many different project management methods. Rather, Lean-IT is a comprehensive methodology that forces product management to focus on critical ground rules and tools, and thus leads to measurable improvements of the critical success factors of IT projects (quality, cost, time). Lean-IT introduces a new perspective that does not only pertain to the project management approach in and of itself, but also the content-related and organizational execution of the project as a whole. Lean-IT uses four different modules to focus on the two core principles: waste avoidance and value creation increase.

  1. Design to Cost (D2C)
  2. Waste Check
  3. Continuous Improvement
  4. Differentiated Project Management