People are the most important asset of any project, team, or company. Good people working together, sharing a common vision and motivated to achieve common goals, will bring success to any venture.
Beyond IT Failure
Michael Krigsman is a recognized authority on the causes and prevention of IT failures.
Michael Krigsman is recognized internationally as an analyst, strategy advisor, enterprise advocate, and blogger. Interact with Michael on Twitter at @mkrigsman.
I'm sorry, but I can't resist. Information Week has published pictures of Google's newest data center in Oregon.
Oliver Widder has been tracking me and a few other bloggers. I mean that in a nice way: he draws cartoons about ironic and silly IT situations, using several IT blogs as source material.
Discussions of offshore software development often reference cultural, communication, timezone, and language issues. Prashanth Rai, author of the CIO-Reinvented blog, raises a subtler and less discussed problem: the role of business maturity and sophistication in producing great software:One of the problems in the industry currently is that lot of the Indian IT Services companies are still in the business of providing "Technically Sound/Well trained Bodies".
Inside CRM has a list of 101 tips for being a better manager. Here are my picks for the ten best:Only promise what you can realistically deliver.
This post is not about failed IT projects; it's an inspiring story from someone absolutely determined to win his battle against cancer. Jeffrey Walker, CEO of Atlassian Software and fellow Enterprise Irregular, has written an eloquent, powerful, and highly personal account of his fight against a rare form of this killer disease.
Project failures occur with stunning regularity across industries, technologies, and geographies. Although IT failures often appear rooted in technology, the real causes can usually be traced back to people and management, rather than to hardware or software.
According to their website, "Liberated Syndication is a premiere media distribution service built from the ground up with DIY content creators in mind." Unfortunately, a DNS configuration error caused the site to be unreachable by customers for an extended period of time.
Good management is the antithesis of project failure. And nowhere is this more true than in testing and software quality assurance.
The Department of Homeland Security "virtual fence" project, being built by Boeing, is in big, big trouble. The virtual fence is a high-tech network of cameras, lighting, sensors, and technology designed to intercept illegal border crossings.