26 May Projects gone wrong
Big IT projects sometimes go wrong in spectacular ways, with some common themes running through the disaster stories like fault lines.
What goes wrong when things go wrong? What follows may not be suitable for younger audiences: post-mortems of several IT projects that turned ugly.
Don’t Guess for Success
The lack of clear requirements at the outset of a new IT project or consulting partnership is the number one killer of initiatives within large organizations. Project charter processes are critical, whether the project is to be handled in-house or by contractors.
IBM’s Team for Texas Consolidation
When data center consolidation is done right, it can save a bundle and bump up performance in the process. When outsourcing is done right, it can do the same. When both are done wrong at the same time, you have an unmitigated disaster the size of the Lone Star State.
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