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

Knowing When to Quit

Patricia Keefe has a blog entry in Information Week, where she describes two failed projects: the FBI Virtual Case File and the Mecklenburg County court system, both of which you can read about in this blog.Patricia raises the question of deciding when it’s time to kill a project.

May 21, 2006 by


Failing Grades

Sam Dillon reports in the New York Times on states’ expensive efforts to implement new computerized record systems for tracking student grades, performance, attendance, and other data. These are complex and expensive systems, and many state education departments are seeing  poor management result in many millions of dollars of waste.

May 16, 2006 by


Our Lips are Sealed

Timothy Johnson wrote an op-ed piece for the Des Moines Business Record  describing one of the key elements associated with many project failures: information hiding. He points out that numerous elements in the project environment can contribute to the free flow (or lack) of information.

May 15, 2006 by



Sarah Arnott reports that UK energy giant Centrica has kicked Accenture off a £400m IT project. According the the article, Accenture was almost a year behind schedule on this project, which includes both Siebel and SAP components.

May 13, 2006 by


Bigger and Bigger Secrets

This is a follow-up to an earlier post about a $300M NSA project that will most likely never be used. The original article was written by Siobhan Gorman and published in the Baltimore Sun.

May 4, 2006 by