FAIRFAX, Va. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), a non-profit, non-lobbying, public-private partnership focused on advancing government through better use of information technology (IT), today announced that Daniel Chenok, Executive Vice Chair, IAC, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Chenok presented ACT-IAC’s new framework, titled “7-S for Success,” which details critical success factors to reduce the risk in large-scale IT programs and arm federal project managers with the tools to execute efficient, effective programs.
Through a collaborative process that included both government and industry experts and executives, ACT-IAC developed “7-S for Success” as a holistic compilation of actionable insights on how best to improve the government’s capacity to manage large-scale IT programs and increase the probability of positive, desired outcomes. The framework presented today focuses on approaches drawn from lessons learned and best practices from both the private and public sectors. The framework incorporates overall program management and takes into account the realities of the environment in which the federal government operates.
“With the U.S. federal sector expected to spend some $80 billion in IT-related purchases in 2014, success is an imperative. Drawn from real-world experience and key takeaways from previous IT projects, the ‘7-S for Success’ Framework provides insights on IT project management, assessment and implementation, from beginning to end,” said Dan Chenok, Executive Vice Chair of IAC.
IAC Chair Jim Williams added, “The 7-S framework provides an effective management approach to large IT programs that, taken altogether, should empower stakeholders to truly evaluate the health of a program at all points throughout the process. ACT-IAC evaluated and captured these key factors which we believe will reduce risk and lead to positive outcomes for the public sector.”
The “7-S for Success” Framework is comprised of two sides of the strategic imperative for program management: the political/policy/oversight factors, grouped under “Managing Up and Out,” and the business/technical factors, grouped under “Managing Across and Down. The seven critical success factors are outlined below in their respective categories:
Managing Up and Out
Managing Across and Down
Testimony today was also heard from Steven VanRoekel, U.S. Chief Information Officer, Office of Management and Budget; The Honorable Daniel M. Tangherlini, Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration; David A. Powner, Director of Information Technology Management Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office and Karen S. Evans, Partner, KE&T Partners, LLC.
For more information about the “7-S for Success” Framework, read the whitepaper (Key Success Factors for Major Programs that Leverage IT: The "7-S for Success" Framework) or view the testimony in its entirety (Statement of Daniel J. Chenok, Executive Vice Chair, Industry Advisory Council before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate)
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ACT-IAC is the premier public-private partnership in the government IT community and an example of how government and industry work together. ACT-IAC is a nonprofit educational organization created to advance government through collaboration and education. The organization provides an objective, vendor and technology-neutral and ethical forum where government and industry are working together to develop innovative strategies, effective and efficient solutions and best practices.