Michael Krigsman

Michael Krigsman is founder of cxotalk.com. He is recognized internationally as an industry analyst, strategy advisor, enterprise advocate, and industry commentator. As a columnist for ZDNet, He is a frequent conference speaker and a judge in prestigious industry contests such as the CIO100 contest (CIO Magazine) and CRM Idol. He is also a photographer whose work has been published by the Wall Street Journal, MIT, CNET News, and others. Michael is on Twitter at @mkrigsman.

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Knowing When to Quit

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 in Tech & Work

Failing Grades

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 in IBM

Our Lips are Sealed

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 in CXO

Booted!

Booted!

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 in Hardware

Bigger and Bigger Secrets

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 in Government

INTERVIEW: Matthew Leitch on Denial and Risk

INTERVIEW: Matthew Leitch on Denial and Risk

Big projects typically generate hundreds of pages of status reports—yet somehow it’s always a surprise when the project team ‘discovers’ that failure is right around the corner.In fact, says risk management expert Matthew Leitch, denial and information hiding can have deep roots early in the life of a project.

May 3, 2006 by in Security

Annoucement: Wednesday Interview Series

Annoucement: Wednesday Interview Series

Dear Deck Chairs Reader,Starting today, we will be initiaiting a series of weekly interviews with experts who are working in domains related to this blog. The experts will include CIO’s, risk mangement experts, university professors, and others.

May 3, 2006 by in CXO

In an Emergency...

In an Emergency...

The Dashboard Spy offers a post describing emergency management information software. I researched these issues in-depth several years ago (conducted lots of interviews with government and industry leaders), to learn about emergency management processes and software.

April 29, 2006 by in Government

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