Michael Krigsman

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

Latest Posts

Giant Steps

Dear Gentle Reader: Please forgive the digression, but this post is not about project failures.Occasionally something comes along which I want to share.

September 1, 2006 by


Consultant Addiction

Dan Tynan writes in InfoWorld about consultants who seem to hang around forever and suggests methods for escape. You know the type: they rack up endless billing for their clients without much to show for it.

August 31, 2006 by


UK Health Program: a Very Sick Patient

The National Health Service is in the middle of a massive ”£12bn IT programme designed to keep electronic records of 30 million NHS patients throughout the UK.” This program has been ongoing since 2002 and has been called the greatest IT disaster in history.

August 30, 2006 by

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Implementation and Consultants

An interesting discussion related to consulting ecosystems, software implementation failures, and complexity, from Charles Zedlewski’s blog.From the discussion (quoting myself this time):Implementation failures generally do not have a root cause based in technology.

August 29, 2006 by


Election Troubles

The Anchorage Daily News reports about technical problems with new Diebold voting machines. From the article:Problems with Alaska’s new touchscreen voting machines slowed election returns Tuesday and caused elections officials to hand count and manually upload vote totals from several precincts across the state.

August 28, 2006 by


Taxing Problems

The Wall Street Journal reports (subscription required) that $2-300 million of fraudulent US tax refunds were paid due to an IT project screw-up. From the article:“The management efforts of both the IRS and its contractor to improve our automated-refund fraud-detection system were insufficient and are unacceptable,” IRS Commissioner Mark Everson said in a statement Friday.

August 24, 2006 by