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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Five Signs of a Doomed Project

Dare Obasanjo, blogger, Microsoft employee, and son of the president of Nigeria (seriously), has assembled a list of five signals that indicate a project may fail: After being at Microsoft for five years, I’ve now begun to see the signs that a project is likely to crash and burn early on. Below is a top five list of signs your software project is in trouble…: Schedule Chicken: This is typically a sign that the project’s schedules are unrealistic.

October 19, 2006 by

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Avoiding IT Project Failure

Writer Andy McCue of Silicon.com offers some helpful comments on avoiding failure on large IT projects: The software itself is now rarely the cause of [huge failures], the root cause of which can more often be linked to the massive business and process change associated with implementing an ERP system.

October 19, 2006 by

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Blatant Fiorina

This is a bit off-center from what I usually write about, but it’s good. From Valleywag, reporting on a public talk given by Carly Fiorina at the 92nd St.

October 16, 2006 by

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Reducing Consulting Costs with Productized Content

High-priced, open-ended consulting deals often fuel enterprise software implementation failures. As a result, a trend has developed among consulting companies and software vendors to package services into pre-defined, discrete units, decreasing risk and lowering costs for the customer.

October 13, 2006 by

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Project Ocean Lives!

Back in August, I blogged about Project Ocean, a major implementation meltdown on a City of Philadelphia project. The project was suspended amid allegations of incompetence, politics, and corruption.

October 11, 2006 by

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Productized Services - AT Kearny

Jason Busch at the SpendMatters blog has a great post describing AT Kearny’s procurement-related consulting offerings. His description of AT Kearny’s services is instructive for anyone interested in packaged services: Procurement Solutions is focused on creating repeatable, expert solutions to Spend Management versus a more traditional management consulting approach which looks at each new procurement and supply chain opportunity from a generalist, one-off analytical lens.

October 10, 2006 by

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