QLD Health payroll system: Another project fails because of unstable requirements

From this report: http://www.itnews.com.au/News/342015,qld-health-payroll-will-never-be-automated-ibm.aspx Here are a few quotes: “Queensland Health’s move to a new payroll system was compounded by a poorly defined scope and major differences of opinion over implementation, the inquiry investigating the bungled project has heard.” “While we were building the computer system, Queensland Health had the business management and the training responsibility,” Doak testified. He said Continue reading QLD Health payroll system: Another project fails because of unstable requirements

Readings on Leadership: Hubble Telescope Problem

IMHO, it is not sufficient to have leadership to balance out project management bias, it has to be good leadership Here’s a good article on failure of leadership in big projects. What went wrong with the Hubble Space Telescope (and what managers can learn from it) http://www.cio.com.au/article/420036/what_went_wrong_hubble_space_telescope_what_managers_can_learn_from_it_/

Another (useless) Government ICT strategic plan

The Australian State Government of Victoria has released its Victorian Government ICT Strategy 2013 to 2014 To me it looks like almost any other mid-size enterprise that wants to use ICT to run business applications and to engage with external users. There’s very little in it that says “The Victorian government has particular and specific business requirements which has resulted Continue reading Another (useless) Government ICT strategic plan