Michael Krigsman has an excellent two part series IT failure:
Who’s accountable for IT failure? (Part One)
Who’s accountable for IT failure? (Part Two)
Michael goes through the horror stories and stats about IT failures (about 70%) in some detail.
But think about just the failure rate for a minute: 70%?
Would you drive a car with a 70% chance of failure?
Would you fly in a plane with a 70% chance of failure?
Would you trade securities with 70% chance your information is wrong?
Would you use a bank account where the balance has a 70% inaccuracy rate?
But, the government is about to embark on IT projects to make government more transparent and accountable.
Based on past experience, how many of those IT projects are going to fail?
If you said 70%, your right!
The senior management responsible for those IT projects needs a pointer to the posts by Michael Krigsman.
For that matter, I would like to see Michael post a PDF version that can be emailed to senior management and project participants at the start of each project.