Maicher Ardour

Consultancy ardour consulting group has identified significant deficiencies in practice U-boot projects, lack of establishment of benefits and intransparent project landscape are typical signs of Darmstadt, 09.03.2011 – after the experience of the consultancy companies through the unordered diversity of their IT projects ardour consulting put much money in the sand. Without adequate classification and parent orientation the orientation of the company goals will be lost in addition to the organizational establishment of continuous benefits and the implementation of encoders for the change management. As the cause of this development the consultants noticed the project activities increased massively in recent years are also often characterized by relatively isolated targets and autonomous resources. There is a growing gap between the ever larger projects and the methods for the control of a number of projects with their frequent lack of transparency about the benefits, impacts and alternatives,”problematizes the consulting Managing Director Michael Maicher ardour. This is usually not a more effective use of resources possible, it lacks a consistent goal orientation and suffer the quality of projects. Instead of the narrow teeth of all relevant IT projects along a clear and governance-oriented strategy perspective often contradictory practices without common denominator rule”is his criticism.

Necessary, a clear conceptual project portfolio was management as a value-creating tool that correctly uses the resources of IT budgets allocated strategy and increases the quality of the project results. Not only the efficiency and profitability may stand in the Center. An essential task of the project portfolio management is also be avoided business strategies to support and not interests, so that bad investments”, the consultants emphasized. The typical manifestations of a lack or inconsistent project portfolio, for example, include the management according to Maicher the company develop can help. “It concerns at the project portfolio management not only the functional benefits of projects in terms of a practical problem solving or operational performance, but that fit well to the strategy of the company.” Furthermore, Maicher expects that more planning and coordination while reducing the projects will lead to an improved overall result for the company: the responsible portfolio managers should have more courage to reject oblique project proposals from the outset.

Unfortunately often the necessary governance and also the interest of management is missing at this point”. About ardour Consulting Group: The ardour Consulting Group (, is a consulting boutique specializing in the topics of application management and sourcing. It is a team with a common understanding of sustainable consulting. Consisting of experienced employees with excellent professional qualifications the for the IT team responsible executives.