John Belden

Contributing writer

John Belden is the Project Execution Advisory Services Practice Leader at UpperEdge. He is responsible for the development and delivery of advisory services designed to maximize the value extracted from systems integrators and mitigate risks associated with IT-enabled transformations.

Articles by John Belden

A tsunami of IT project disasters is on the horizon
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A tsunami of IT project disasters is on the horizon

No garden-variety ‘over budget and behind schedule’ project failures here. We’re talking spectacular failures that disrupt supply chains, delay the reporting of financials, and blow up the careers of seemingly competent executives.
February 4, 2022
10 steps to avoid digital transformation failure
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10 steps to avoid digital transformation failure

Executive sponsors play a key role in the success (or failure) of digital transformations. Taking these essential actions will tip the scales in your favor.
March 11, 2021
5 critical steps to relaunch a transformation initiative
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5 critical steps to relaunch a transformation initiative

Across all markets, transformation programs that have been on hold for close to a year are being launched or relaunched. Here's how to make sure your transformation stays on the right track and lower your systems integrator spend by 15-20%.
January 20, 2021
6 challenges of agile at scale for ERP
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6 challenges of agile at scale for ERP

Overcoming these challenges are key to using agile for an ERP implementation. It's well worth the effort.
September 29, 2020
10 ways to get value from your system integrator’s quality review
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10 ways to get value from your system integrator’s quality review

Though the SI's proposals focus on the benefits the client is intended to receive from these quality reviews, the SIs are actually realizing a large portion of the benefits. Here’s how to ensure you benefit as well.
July 14, 2020
A CIO’s checklist for executing the COVID pivot
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A CIO’s checklist for executing the COVID pivot

Simultaneously adjusting to new realities and developing forward-looking plans is near-impossible. This checklist will help you focus your efforts.
April 22, 2020
4 lessons from the Hertz vs. Accenture IT disaster
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4 lessons from the Hertz vs. Accenture IT disaster

A tremendous amount of information and specific insight can be gleaned by analyzing projects gone wrong. Here are four lessons IT leaders can apply to any outsourcing agreement.
February 5, 2020
High performing multi-vendor transformation teams – How to make it work
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High performing multi-vendor transformation teams – How to make it work

There can be a significant pay-off for clients who enable a multi-vendor model to support their transformational programs. However, companies need to be prepared to put forward the effort required to enable the capturing of program benefits.
November 27, 2019