Michael Krigsman

Michael Krigsman is recognized internationally as an analyst, strategy advisor, enterprise advocate, and blogger. Interact with Michael on Twitter at @mkrigsman.

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Digg Spikes Its Vote

By now, most everyone has heard about Digg, the popular social networking news site. Digg users vote for news stories, hoping to elevate their favorites to front page status.

December 22, 2006 by


Failing Before Starting

Problems on many IT project failures can be traced back before the project even started. For example, we’ve all seen poorly-designed projects, that should never have seen the light of day.

December 21, 2006 by


"IT Chiefs Told to Just Say No"

IT Week ran a story saying that “IT managers should learn to prioritise in order to avoid failing projects.” The piece adds:IT directors must learn to say no to unreasonable or unviable requests from business executives if they are ever to tackle IT project’s chronically high failure rate.

December 11, 2006 by


SOA Web Services: Failures on the Horizon

In a post entitled “The Law of Unintended Consequences,” Geva Perry references an article from InformationWeek describing project failures in the realm of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web services.Geva puts it really well:In a recent InformationWeek survey, 24% of respondents from large corporations said their SOA projects “fell short of expectations.

December 8, 2006 by


Back to Blogging

After a hectic month of traveling and consulting, it’s nice to be back here blogging again. I sure do respect bloggers who can write lots of posts regardless of what else is going on their life.

December 7, 2006 by


Eight Causes of IT Project Failure

Recently, I blogged about an excellent report, released by the UK National Audit Office, on the subject of IT project failures. That report examined 24 IT projects, to draw conclusions about the causes of both project success and failure.

December 7, 2006 by


Government Report: UK IT Projects Still Failing

Back in the 2001 time frame, the Office of Government Commerce (National Audit Office) in the UK established a program for avoiding large-scale IT failures. The program, called the Gateway Process, established a series of evaluation milestones, or gates, against which a project must be reviewed over its lifecycle.

December 4, 2006 by