Why Large Projects Fail Part 2
CHAOS Tuesday #39 is the second part of our series on why large projects fail. Our special guests are Dave Bicknell & Tony Collins authors of Crash: Ten Easy Ways to Avoid a Computer Disaster. Dave and Tony relate some of the UK projects, such as the London Stock Exchange and the Universal Credit projects to the possibility of a new NPAC system and some of the reasons for large project failures. In this program we explore:
- Executive sponsorship
- User Involvement
- Iterative development
- Emotional Maturity
- Project Budgets
Dave Bicknell is Editor of Government Computing in the United Kingdom. Dave co-founded Campaign4Change. Dave worked as editor and writer for Computer Weekly. Dave co-wrote a book of IT project management case studies called Crash (Simon & Schuster).
Tony Collins writes a blog for ComputerWorldUK and is freelance writer. Tony co-founded Campaign4Change. Tony worked as editor and writer for Computer Weekly. Tony co-wrote a book of IT project management case studies called Crash (Simon & Schuster).
Steve Edwards is a senior vice president of Carrier Services at Neustar. Steve has over 25 years experience in the global Telecoms and High-Tech industry including start-up ventures and multi-national corporations. Steve has significant experience in business operations, product management, business development and corporate/strategic marketing.
Jim Johnson is the founder and chairman of The Standish Group. He has been professionally involved in the computer industry for over 40 years and has a long list of published books, papers, articles and speeches. He has a combination of technical, marketing, and research achievements focused on mission-critical applications and technology. He is best known for his research on project performance and early recognizing technology trends. Jim is a pioneer of modern research techniques and continues to advance in the research industry through case-based analytical technology.
Jim is the chief information officer and architect for The Standish Group International. He is an experienced executive with over 40 years of experience in the field of Information Technology. He has had a diverse career leading IT organizations in academia, biomedical, manufacturing, and software companies.
Dan Horsey is a senior information technology executive. His expertise includes project management, software design and development. His skilled in networks, distributed processing, enterprise Architecture and technology strategy. He also has experience in marketing strategy, and business/technology alignment. Dan has held senior positions are the IRS, Bureau of National Affairs and Thomson Corp.