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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Seeds of Success

Aligned Strategy points to an article on how to hire a CIO. The article includes the following action items to address during the CIO hiring process:A high level IT strategy tied and aligned with the business plan (this is a starting point for the new CIO who will expand, refine and institute the full IT strategic plan).

April 25, 2006 by


Alignment and its Discontents

David Jacobson makes reference to a Harvard Business School excerpt from a book titled Alignment: Using the Balanced Scorecard to Create Corporate Synergies. As David points out, the article says:Following are the eight alignment checkpoints for corporate, business units, and support units of a typical multi-business organization to hit during the annual planning process.

April 24, 2006 by


Medical Emergency

CIO magazine has an article written by Allan Holmes, describing Maine’s attempt to develop and deploy a web-based system for processing Medicaid claims and payments. The project was started back in 2001, to help the state to modernize its systems and also ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

April 22, 2006 by


Sometimes the Obvious Needs to be Stated

In a post titled IT project failures, Charlie Bess makes an insightful comment about a subject that should be obvious, but is often overlooked:Since the only reason the project exists is to achieve business benefits. Project managers need to have the business needs as the project objective.

April 20, 2006 by


When Bad Things Happen to Good Projects

The Wisconsin Technology Network has an article titled "Consultant says beware hidden costs of bad IT projects". Generally, the premise of the article is correct, that there are lots of hidden pitfalls that can cause serious damage to a project.

April 20, 2006 by


Stating the Obvious?

According to KPMG, lots of IT projects fail as a result of poor management. From the article:KPMG International’s survey of 600 organisations across 22 countries revealed that 86% of respondents reported the loss of up to a quarter of their targeted benefits across their project portfolios.

April 19, 2006 by


Toasting Russia

Dean Lane has an article in CIO Insight magazine on the state of IT in Russia. The discussion emphasizes the similarities and shared set of concerns that exists between Russian CIOs and their Western counterparts.

April 18, 2006 by


Running, Running, Running

This post may appear to be off-topic, but actually it’s not — it has everything to do with success on projects or on anything else for that matter.Today was the running of the 110th Boston Marathon, where huge numbers of people cheer on a stream of 20,000 tired runners almost all day long.

April 17, 2006 by