Technology & Program Assessments

Even with the best people and technology, it is not uncommon for Information Technology projects to go astray. With the increasing criticality of IT in today’s organizations, the impact of such missteps can be significant.

Frequent articles reinforce the reality that a large percentage of these projects tend to be late, over budget, and lacking in promised or needed features. When new technology is involved, the risk can escalate.

Puffin Advisors can help in two ways.

Project Assessments

As projects hit rough patches, a fresh set of eyes can be helpful in understanding the situation and the best course forward. Sometimes those involved are to close too the problem to see the preverbal forest from the trees.

Puffin Advisors works constructively to understand current “as is” state and develop a comprehensive and timely understanding of a project’s status. We do not focus on the “who” element, the blame game, or witch-hunting is not our mission or interest. Our goal is what happened and why it produced the present state.

As needed, an assessment of the underlying technology, development partners, schedules, and budgets. Once the pieces are compiled, we brief the clients on our evaluation. The presentation includes our recommendations for any necessary corrective actions. We always work with the development team to “right the ship” and advance the program.

Technology Assessments

When new or unproven technology is involved, technology assessments can be critical additions. These assessments provide another perspective on the overall project. Technology assessment can be done in conjunction with a Project Assessment or as a separate service.

The Puffin team has the knowledge and experience to help IT organizations identify opportunities to improve their effectiveness and thereby provide higher value to their organizations.

Contact Puffin Advisors today and let us help your IT organization fly to the right target. Learn how we would approach your unique situation and make lasting and positive impacts. To learn about our other services, please click here.

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