By Vinnie Mirchandani on March 9, 2010
The last few months have been joyful. I have had a chance to mingle with a number of innovators as I wrote my book. Many are focused on the Grand Challenges the word faces – environmental, engineering etc. It is…
By Michael Krigsman on February 5, 2010
Phil Pavitt, CIO for the UK tax department, recently spoke out against huge IT projects. Some of his comments are extraordinary.
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By Dion Hinchcliffe on January 12, 2010
It almost a truism that cultural and organizational factors — these include politics, information silos, “tribal” interests, and effective change management — generally determine the success or failure of a major IT initiative in most organizations today. While “big bang” strategic projects and infrastructure upgrades are notoriously fraught with peril, particularly when it comes to […]
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By Michael Krigsman on December 22, 2009
Most IT professionals know that project failure is a common and serious problem in organizations of all kinds. New research attempts to quantify the extent of IT failure in the worldwide economy.
By Michael Krigsman on December 15, 2009
Here are slides from my presentation at the Babson College Center for Information Management Studies (CIMS), covering how to understand and prevent failed IT projects.
By Michael Krigsman on October 8, 2009
Software as a service (SaaS) vendor, Workday, which sells human resources applications, recently had a 15-hour outage, during which time its system was unavailable to customers. In an unusual twist, this post is about success and not failure. Background. The story begins when I heard about the outage through an anonymous source. To learn more, […]
By Michael Krigsman on October 4, 2009
The non-technical academic world has become interested in ethical issues surrounding IT failure and wasted resources. Here’s a presentation on failure I’m giving to a scholarly audience.