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Based on the information below, what IT management changes should Leslie request that would likely increase the success of the IT acquisition projects? Explain for each change why it would likely increase IT project success.

Leslie has a successful track record in managing IT acquisition projects, establishing and managing two highly-regarded IT departments in succession. A mid-sized company offered her the position of CIO. She was told that: (1) the IT department had a two to three year backlog of IT project requests from the four operating divisions of the company, (2) there were a number of recent IT acquisition project failures, and (3) the IT department was generally held in low regard by the operating divisions, (4) the divisions approve their own IT project requests, which they then send to the IT department, and (5) the CIO, who heads the IT department, reports to the CEO.

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1- There is a backlog of two to three years of requests from four operating divisions of the company. This shows extremely poor management of the IT department and a possible lack of personnel. There should never be a backlog this high. Leslie needs to do two things - she needs to determine if staffing should be increased, which would increase the available manpower that can work on the backlog, and she should also determine the type of oversight and management that is currently in place in the IT department. If the structure is poor, she should immediately begin implementing policy and procedure changes that improve efficiency in the IT dept. through a more structured dept. and greater control. This will improve employee efficiency and reduce any wasted time that may be contributing to the backlog from current IT personnel.

2 - There were a number of IT acquisition project ...

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Based on the information below, what IT management changes should Leslie request that would likely increase the success of the IT acquisition projects? Explain for each change why it would likely increase IT project success.

Leslie has a successful track record in managing IT acquisition projects, establishing and managing two highly-regarded IT departments in succession. A mid-sized company offered her the position of CIO. She was told that: (1) the IT department had a two to three year backlog of IT project requests from the four operating divisions of the company, (2) there were a number of recent IT acquisition project failures, and (3) the IT department was generally held in low regard by the operating divisions, (4) the divisions approve their own IT project requests, which they then send to the IT department, and (5) the CIO, who heads the IT department, reports to the CEO.

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