Even when a large project fails, external consultants can walk away with huge fees. It's sad.
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We in the technology business sometimes take ourselves just a tad bit too seriously. Sometimes, I think it's a good idea to completely let our minds wander elsewhere.
As we move toward the end of another year, I hope your bare trees bloom into successful and delightful experience. This photo shows the cloudy sky ahead of tomorrow's snow blizzard, here in Boston.
Here's a great presentation filled with sage advice for working with industry analysts.
In some organizations, Pollyanna-like tendencies emerge whenever they plan new projects, leading to inevitable failure.
It's hard to simplify complexity. Sometimes, this painful reality causes managers to grasp at straws and wallow in denial, seeking the allure of easy, yet ultimately pointless, solutions.
The UK's Child Support Agency (CSA) has had a long history of major IT and management problems, as described in Computer Weekly.Now, politician Danny Alexander has jumped into the fray with a few choice words describing the CSA:The massive IT failures that have dogged the CSA are appalling and unacceptable.
Effective immediately, I am moving this blog to ZDnet, at the following address:http://blogs.zdnet.
This is off-topic, but too bizarre to avoid mention. From Paul Kedrosky:Being profitable too soon gives investors, rightly or wrongly, an idea of what the margins are on the business, as opposed to what they could be in some perfect world.
According to the Hawk Eye, Iowa has the distinction of joining Nevada and Wisconsin on our list of recent state government project failures. In this case, A.