SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

December 16, 2010 11:00 ET

New Research Links Higher Return on IT Projects to Project Portfolio Management

Leading Companies Achieve Expected Return on 80% of IT Projects

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 16, 2010) - Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS) recently announced the availability of a new report, Project Portfolio Management for IT: How to Achieve the Greatest ROI on Projects. This report investigates how IT departments can focus their IT resources on the right projects while keeping those projects both on time and on budget.

"Since they are making the right decisions to focus on the right projects, the most successful IT groups are 39% more likely than their less successful peers to achieve the expected return on their projects," explains Michelle Boucher, research analyst for Aberdeen's Product Innovation & Engineering Practice. "This is the biggest benefit of good portfolio management, as a good return-on-investment increases the value delivered by IT and makes it easier for the IT department to receive its requested budget in future years."

The study describes the capabilities needed to pick the right projects, manage the portfolio of projects, and get the most out of existing IT resources. Those who execute these strategies best complete projects on or under budget 90% of the time while staying on schedule 87% of the time.

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