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Published by: INSEAD
Published in: 1997
Length: 24 pages
Data source: Field research

Abstract

This case outlines a large-scale systems migration project in a major Finnish bank. Starting in 1982, Kansallis Bank succeeded in migrating its entire banking systems to a new platform only in 1995. While such large and ''never-ending'' IT projects are painfully common, few organisations can afford them today when business planning cycles are increasingly measured in months. The case provides an excellent forum for discussing issues related to large-scale project management and the challenges of motivating people during such long projects. The case also emphasizes the need for senior management involvement in large, strategic projects. The case can be used in a course on the management of IT and in modules on project management in operations management courses.
Location:
Industry:
Size:
10,000 employees
Other setting(s):
1995

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Abstract

This case outlines a large-scale systems migration project in a major Finnish bank. Starting in 1982, Kansallis Bank succeeded in migrating its entire banking systems to a new platform only in 1995. While such large and ''never-ending'' IT projects are painfully common, few organisations can afford them today when business planning cycles are increasingly measured in months. The case provides an excellent forum for discussing issues related to large-scale project management and the challenges of motivating people during such long projects. The case also emphasizes the need for senior management involvement in large, strategic projects. The case can be used in a course on the management of IT and in modules on project management in operations management courses.

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Location:
Industry:
Size:
10,000 employees
Other setting(s):
1995

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