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


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


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


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


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


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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