Increasingly, business units are responsible for project management, relying on IT to provide the services. By “business unit,” we mean the group that owns the function the project addresses. This is good. IT needs people with a thorough business understanding, while business units need to understand the project’s IT aspects. Everybody takes responsibility for decisions affecting their business this way. But who owns the project results? Should the business unit always be the project manager? What happens when the project goes into the red? How should IT handle “tag, you’re it” — especially when IT shouldn’t have responsibility?
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