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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More on Productized Consulting Services

IBM recently announced a new line of “standardized” service offerings. ComputerWorld has an article today expressing some concerns from customers, who wonder whether they will continue receive the same level of service from IBM as in the past.

October 2, 2006 by



A report by the Work Foundation in the UK is sharply critical of public sector ICT (information and communication technology) projects, saying that “too much recklessness blights government IT projects.”The press release includes the following tidbits:Contrary to the stereotype, public sector managers have sometimes been too gung-ho in their attitude to risk when developing and implementing information technology projects, wasting many millions of pounds of taxpayer’s money in the process.

September 29, 2006 by


Productized Consulting Services

Hourly billing arrangements are typical on IT projects. However, open-ended billing can create an incentive for consultants to work lots of hours, potentially increasing project duration and cost beyond what may strictly be required.

September 27, 2006 by


Reducing Implementation Costs

Vinnie Mirchandani posted an insightful comment on this blog related to software implementation time and cost. He correctly points out that even so-called “successful” implementations often run substantially over-budget.

September 26, 2006 by


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