Shadow IT projects unlocks value creation. Let’s do more.
Waiting for 12 months for any IT project is over.
By taking the matter into your own hands, you’ll ship something in 3 months.
You’ll eventually get fired, but at least you’ll be proud 👇
Digital transformation projects put so much pressure on IT teams that their workload is overwhelming. I worked with several operational teams and they all said the same thing : « We need to go on, we cannot wait ».
So, they rely on the worst nightmare of CIOs : shadow IT projects.
Value creation projects shouldn’t be treated as cost optimizations
Shadow IT projects comes from an untreated pain : Delegating every digital projects to internal teams.
When it comes to value creation purposes or cost optimization processes the distinction should be done. But is not trivial especially when the marketing team is not involved.
Unfortunately, there is no « fast track » for value creation projects that could unlock actual growth.
Furthermore, objections about security and risks involved with shadow IT projects are completely valid.
But how can we foster innovation and unlock value generation when delays for any project is 6 to 12 months ? Business dynamic metrics are in weeks, not months.
Treating value creation projects differently is the only way out.
What would be an ideal process for your organization ?
Ask yourself, because nobody else is caring enough to do something about it.
Implement it and then ask for forgiveness.
Either way, it’s the best way to get started (or fired).