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

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


Virtual Distance Drives Risk

CIO Insight magazine has an article about the way Boeing is building its new 787 aircraft. In short, it’s an intensely global and collaborative effort, involving design participants in the US, Japan, Russia, and Italy.

April 15, 2006 by


Software as a Service

Don Dodge has a great post on the software as a service (Saas) business model. Here is his list of things a potential SaaS provider must focus on:Cashflow - VCs must be patient and willing to fund you to break even.

April 14, 2006 by


Alive and Kicking

Even since the pre-Y2K ERP build-up, conventional wisdom has held that big software systems are on the way out. Open source solutions and  software as a service (SaaS) providers, among other reasons, have put pressure on ERP vendors to come up with new ideas.

April 13, 2006 by


Success Factors

Here at the Deck Chairs blog, we hear about lots of project flame-outs. Sometimes, the stories are hard to believe, and we say to ourselves, "It just can’t be.

April 12, 2006 by


Let My Bunnies Go

Easter bunnies and candy make me remember Hershey’s Halloween Hell. Apparently, I’m not alone, since the ERP channel recently wrote about the same topic.

April 10, 2006 by


In the Land of the Quakers

Quaker Fabric Corporation (NASDAQ: QFAB) is a leading manufacturer of woven upholstery fabrics for furniture markets in the United States and abroad, and the largest producer of Jacquard upholstery fabric in the world.Quaker recently announced they have terminated their CIO, Norman J.

April 9, 2006 by


Hope Springs Eternal

The New York Times has an interesting article on infomercials. According to the article, successful informercials show viewers a magical transformation, relying on our hopes and fears to sell everything from pots and pans to fitness products.

April 8, 2006 by