In an article on SearchCIO, several CIOs discuss project planning as a driver in making mid-market IT projects successful. A few quotes:Experts say project management brings clarity and can help keep everyone on the same page.
Beyond IT Failure
Michael Krigsman is a recognized authority on the causes and prevention of IT failures.
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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.
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.
I’ve received a number of requests to meet with exhibitors at the upcoming Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston.
I still have one complimentary pass available for the upcoming Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston.
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.
During a recent trip to London, we went to a store specializing in “umbrellas and sticks.
Dear Reader,I need failures. This is the projectfailures.
I had lunch yesterday with Arn Howitt and Lydia Segal. Arn teaches at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and is Executive Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government.
Frank Hayes makes a strong case for smaller, more transparent IT projects. He says that smaller projects (nibbles) are more manageable and controllable than the larger big-bang projects (bites) that we’ve all come to know and love (and also hate).