Company IT Standardization: Anticipated Agile Benefits

Robert M. van Wessel, H.J. de Vries

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Many companies have embarked on IT standardization initiatives with specific benefits in mind, but some projects fail dramatically whereas others are very successful. The research suggests that successful company standardization projects require good governance and management across distinct lifecycle phases: selection, implementation, and use and change. The authors present a case study from a financial services company to demonstrate effective practices that have led to significant financial benefits, to improved service delivery and support, and to a more stable IT environment. In addition, the authors discuss how an agile way of working could further improve standardization initiatives in organizations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCorporate Standardization Management and Innovation
EditorsKai Jakobs
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic) 9781522590095
ISBN (Print)9781522590088
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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  • Business Benefits through Corporate IT Standardization

    van Wessel, R., de Vries, H. & Ribbers, P. M. A., 2016, Effective Standardization Management in Corporate Settings. Jakobs, K. (ed.). IGI Global, p. 34-52 19 p. 3. (Advances in IT Standards and Standardization Research).

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