How to get control of IT Projects and Systems?

Announcement and Programme - IDA-IT Conference, 1st Oct. 2012
How to get control of IT Projects and Systems?
‘Reflecting on and Advancing the State of Practice,
because we depend on IT.’
On Monday October 1st, the Danish Society of Engineers IDA hosts a full day,
international conference on IT Management and IT Governance.
The topic of IT Management/Governance and ‘Getting in control of IT’ has gained a
growing interest over the past few years. Failed IT projects and failing IT systems are in
the news on a regular basis, both public and private organisations are hurt significantly
and their senior management seems to be lacking control. IDA-IT organises an
international conference to explore various aspects of the problem with the industry’s
decision makers, and discuss how these problems can be met.
• IT Governance and programme management
• Application portfolio management
• Sourcing and vendor management
Target Audience
CxOs, IT Program managers, Application portfolio holders, Contract managers and
Business managers that want to get a grip on IT, without getting into technical details.
Programme committee
Diego Børresen Lladó (IDA-IT, chair), [email protected], +45 2420 5136,
Kåre Løvgren (IDA-IT), [email protected], +45 6066 7009,
Mark Hissink Muller (SIG), [email protected], +45 28 602 101.
The full day conference will be held on Monday 1 October 2012, at IDA’s five star
conference centre in Copenhagen, Denmark. Address: Kalvebod Brygge 31-33, 1780
København V, Denmark.
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Announcement and Programme - IDA-IT Conference, 1st Oct. 2012
Program item
8:45 - 9:15
9:15 - 9:45
Why have many public IT
projects failed - and what
is being done about it
Mrs. Birgit W. Nørgaard,
Birgit W. Nørgaard, Vice-Chairman of the State's IT Project
Council, will explain some of the causes for failure of public
IT projects and elaborate on the actions taken by the Danish
Agency for Digitalisation in order to address the problems,
and work toward an improved IT governance in the public
9:45 - 10:30
IT Governance and
Programme Management
Mr. Kristian Vengsgaard,
Projektdirektør, SKAT
IT Governance and Programme management within a large
public organisation often requires a fine balance and putting
many different challenges in perspective. What approach
did SKAT take and how helpful has it been?
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 11:45
Agile Contracts
Mr. Jesper Thaning,
Agile practitioner and
management consultant,
11:45 - 12:45
Lunch break
12:45 - 13:30
Why capability and
maturity makes a
Mr. Diego Børresen Lladó,
Partner, IT Management
Steering groups that govern large IT development projects
base themselves on reports about concepts like 'work
breakdown completion'. How trustworthy are these insights
when the development process itself is not mature? The
Capability Maturity Model (CMMI) provides excellent
handles for defining and growing maturity. This introduction
discuss the questions that tell you as a steering group
member whether you can trust these progress reports.
13:30 - 14:15
Speaker from Software
Improvement Group
To be announced shortly
14:15 - 15:00
Discussion and networking
15:00 - 15:45
Marketing quality of
Mr. Andrew de la Haye,
Ripe NCC
C-level executives and project managers often see the
quality of software as a cost driver and a nuisance. At the
RIPE NCC, a company vital to the functioning of the
internet, explicit drive to high quality software helped
reducing the cost base of development and created a
unique selling point from a marketing perspective.
15:45 - 16:30
IT Governance and
managing suppliers
Dirk Jan van der Poel,
Independent IT Advisor,
member of the Supervisory
Board of Citco Bank
IT programmes and projects are now becoming so big,
touching on so many aspects of an organisation, that they
can pose a singular new risk to the continuity of the
organisation itself. Yes, IT projects may be riskier than you
might have thought. Is every IT programme and IT project
therefore doomed? Not if common sense prevails and
certain good practices are applied.
16:30 - 18:30
How can a contract be setup so it increases the chances of
success? An agile contract model that aims to maximise
collaboration between customer and supplier is presented.
It sets up a framework to control the process and a way to
address the scope. An associated cost model and nine
requirements for the two parties support the successful ITproject.