Most project management courses mention the « classic » Standish 1994 report, which highlighted causes for failure in IT and IS projects. Courses that go deeper also mention the later controversy surrounding the validity of the 1994 findings.
The chances are that the US government’s 2013 six hundred million dollar Healthcare.gov « fiasco » will become another project management classic.
« Scope Creep » and « Big Bang » delivery mode are two antiprogrammes which today’s MIT Technology Review points out.
Meanwhile in room 164, somewhere near Paris, this year’s ITMP students just kicked off their second MIPCO project. Why did I leave my camera at home? I would have loved to share the visual management techniques they invented after just 3 hours!
More news on this later!