International projects – you go first!
International projects are frighteningly expensive and fraught with complexity, both technical and organizational. The theory behind cost savings, synergies and process standardization hardly ever materializes, as anyone who has ever managed one can probably attest to. If you now also throw chargebacks into the mix, things can really become messy.
Unless affiliates or countries that are candidates for an international project have some sort of mechanism in place for sharing the risks (see previous post, “Why chargebacks should take into account project risk”) and the costs with Corporate or with IT, they will end up having to bear all of the costs. And this can be really tricky.