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

"Top 10 Lessons for IT Project Success"

Yesterday, I blogged about a rather uninspired article from Baseline Magazine, which described ten IT project pitfalls. In contrast, today I’m happy to share and excellent list of ten lessons for IT Project success, from CIO Insight magazine:Business processes should set the agenda, not technology.

January 3, 2007 by


CIO Time Management Advice? $379

I’ve always had respect for Forrester Research, despite complaints such as this. Maybe the Christmas to New Year’s holiday interregnum is to blame, but a recent recent report advising CIOs on how to spend their time just seems obvious to me.

January 2, 2007 by


Ten IT Project Pitfalls

Baseline Magazine published an article called “Top 10 Project Pitfalls You Can Avoid.” This list is hardy definitive, but does describe a bunch of good points:A project’s scope is too monolithic and gargantuan.

January 2, 2007 by


Digg Spikes Its Vote

By now, most everyone has heard about Digg, the popular social networking news site. Digg users vote for news stories, hoping to elevate their favorites to front page status.

December 22, 2006 by


Failing Before Starting

Problems on many IT project failures can be traced back before the project even started. For example, we’ve all seen poorly-designed projects, that should never have seen the light of day.

December 21, 2006 by


"IT Chiefs Told to Just Say No"

IT Week ran a story saying that “IT managers should learn to prioritise in order to avoid failing projects.” The piece adds:IT directors must learn to say no to unreasonable or unviable requests from business executives if they are ever to tackle IT project’s chronically high failure rate.

December 11, 2006 by


SOA Web Services: Failures on the Horizon

In a post entitled “The Law of Unintended Consequences,” Geva Perry references an article from InformationWeek describing project failures in the realm of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web services.Geva puts it really well:In a recent InformationWeek survey, 24% of respondents from large corporations said their SOA projects “fell short of expectations.

December 8, 2006 by


Back to Blogging

After a hectic month of traveling and consulting, it’s nice to be back here blogging again. I sure do respect bloggers who can write lots of posts regardless of what else is going on their life.

December 7, 2006 by