By Michael Krigsman on September 2, 2014
The State Controller’s Office is launching an assessment to recover its failed payroll project. This new project seems doomed even before it starts.
By Michael Fauscette on October 23, 2013
Last week in Dallas Deltek’s customers and partners gathered for its annual user conference. As usual it was well attended and the audience was very enthusiastic. Deltek’s customers are some of the most loyal and vocal I’ve seen in the enterprise software business. While there were many product announcements with lot’s of new features and […]
By Michael Krigsman on December 11, 2012
On April 7, 2006, I wrote my first blog post, titled Poor, Poor FBI, describing an ill-fated FBI project called the Virtual Case File. That article kicked off a writing spree, which continues to this day, of more than 1,000 pieces on ZDNet and elsewhere. Now, I’m extending the IT failures mandate to include broader […]
By Michael Krigsman on November 28, 2011
Many organizations mistakenly think project managers are solely responsible for implementation success or failure. On the surface, such myopic and shortsighted views may appear true — if many tasks are late and over-budget, then of course the overall project will also follow suit. However, looking more closely it becomes clear that project management is only […]
By Michael Fauscette on October 26, 2011
I titled the post “Innovation Management”, but I intend to focus as much on the activity as on the underlying system. While innovation management is the name we use in our just released Social Business Taxonomy (IDC Doc #230541, currently subscription required, but shortly will be posted here). I’m a little wary of using “management” […]
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By Michael Fauscette on April 16, 2011
There’s a pretty good argument that a big part of the social business transformation is simply using new and more effective ways to communicate. In fact that’s really one of the fundamental advances that accompanied the adoption of the Internet….
By Michael Krigsman on March 21, 2011
When poor judgment and lousy communication meet genuinely bad technology, it creates an awful perfect storm where IT failure is almost certain. Minnesota’s Department of Human Services (DHS) just closed out such a project.
By Michael Krigsman on January 11, 2011
The best consultants, who genuinely do the right thing for clients, are worth their weight in gold.
By Michael Krigsman on January 10, 2011
A CIO explains the importance of defining business requirements as a prerequisite for IT success.
By Michael Krigsman on December 3, 2010
This post offers thoughtful advice, based on an understanding of the Devil’s Triangle, to help ensure your project will be a success.