By Dave Kellogg on November 12, 2019
When I lived in France for five years I was often asked to compare it to Silicon Valley in an attempt to explain why — in the land of Descartes, Fourier, and Laplace, in a country where the nation’s top university (École Polytechnique) is a military engineering school that wraps together MIT and West Point, […]
By Michael Krigsman on May 24, 2012
More from the front lines of United Airline’s merger with Continental.
By Michael Krigsman on April 16, 2012
IT failures are a management crisis of serious proportions that have been largely ignored. Here’s what senior executives need to know – and do – right now.
By Craig Cmehil on December 21, 2011
The Cracks are starting to show! I’ve been gone from the SAP world for awhile now but I doubt I’ll ever be completely gone – too much of my blood is still in the veins of the Developer network. So when I saw all the back and forths about the recent “delay” of the relaunch […]
By Michael Krigsman on September 19, 2011
As we all know, almost all IT implementation failures suffer from unreconciled points of view, confusion, politics, and unclear definitions of success. No wonder these situations are difficult to manage and control successfully. To shed light on the inner workings of IT failure, particularly the dynamics among stakeholders with conflicting goals and agendas, the IT […]
By Michael Krigsman on January 31, 2011
Failure is an essential step towards excellence — here’s why.
By Michael Krigsman on January 28, 2011
Failure creates excellent opportunities to refine experience and knowledge into great success.
By John Taschek on November 21, 2010
Failure happens. There are many issues and stakeholders in any technology implementation process and any of them adds complexity that can lead to failure. The question is how much technology, the DNA of the technology vendor, and other stakeholders contributes to the failure. Is it always a project management issue…
By Michael Krigsman on November 3, 2010
This great Dilbert cartoon expresses several truths of failure from which we can learn valuable lessons.
By Michael Krigsman on October 14, 2010
This five-point advisory list offers a great start to organizations that want to improve IT project success rates.