Mater CIO shows QLD Health ‘how it’s done’

An interesting post which demonstrates the difference between thinking about the problem before implementing a solution and and just leaping into a project and hoping ‘requirements gathering” will fix everything. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/343627,mater-cio-shows-qld-health-how-its-done.aspx Quote He (Mater Health chief information officer Malcolm Thatcher) told the inquiry the hospital spent nine months scoping the rostering solution, and an additional six months scoping and planning Continue reading Mater CIO shows QLD Health ‘how it’s done’

More on QLD Health payroll project

A report in iTNews: QLD Govt contributed to payroll project ‘death spiral’ http://www.itnews.com.au/News/343361,qld-govt-contributed-to-payroll-project-death-spiral.aspx Quote: The inquiry is currently investigating governance and project management issues with the failed project, and yesterday heard from Dr David Mansfield, who was appointed by the inquiry to assess the Queensland Health payroll system as proposed and delivered by IBM. …… Mansfield’s report summarises what he Continue reading More on QLD Health payroll project

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