In this series I'm interviewing my good friend Robert Castel, whom I have known since 1990. Robert is a project manager with the same IT roots as I have, working on financial trading floors. Without further delay, here is Robert Castel chatting about the relationship between IT and Business
One of the paramount concepts to absorb between Business and IT is that the Business’ (|profit) model is the real reason for existence of the Business. By contrast, IT has no ability to sustain itself without a business (profit) model supporting it.
Aligning IT with the business is critical to understanding the ongoing relationship between the business and IT. As it relates to project management and IT interfacing, we will address the three areas below:
- Different elements of alignment
- Forces in the organization that can work in favour of the alignment
- Achieving alignment
Part 1 - Alignment