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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"Regressive and Poisonous"

Walt Mossberg, consumer technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal, called large corporate IT departments “the most regressive and poisonous force in technology today.” He was giving a speech to 250 university presidents.

June 14, 2007 by


"Sages and Dunces"

From an unpublished work by Axel Angeli, noted author and project expert:Sages and Dunces  Projects fail because people are stupid, no doubt. But it is seldom the case that team members are stupid.

June 14, 2007 by


Avoiding Failure with SaaS

CIO Update describes the growing trend toward software as a service (SaaS) products. The artcle argues that SaaS implementations are less expensive and failure-prone than traditional enterprise software deployments: Before Salesforce.

June 14, 2007 by


"Characteristics of a Troubled Project"

ESI International has written a white paper, called Saving Troubled Projects (registration required), describing their methodology for diagnosing and intervening to save failing IT projects.Here are a few quotes from the white paper:Simply put, “troubled” means that the project’s variance trends of time, cost and scope have exceeded acceptable levels and, without immediate intervention, the project will continue on a path to failure.

June 13, 2007 by

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"They Knew it would be Hellish"

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has a problem with its Business Tools for Schools (BTS) ERP implementation: the new payroll system isn’t working correctly and paychecks are wrong. This has led to an uproar, with the teacher’s union advocating that teachers boycott student meetings and filing a lawsuit against the district.

June 11, 2007 by


Single-Market Madness

Prolific blogger Dennis Howlett is one of the founders (and Chief Strategist) of a new Internet-based service called FreeAgent Central. The company helps contractors, freelancers, consultants, and small businesses keep track of time-based billing, invoicing, taxes, and so on.

June 10, 2007 by