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What IT Managers Can Learn From The Failure Of A British IT Project

Dr. Jim Anderson sees the value in the failure of a British government project to update the outdated healthcare records system. According to Dr. Anderson, the big take away from the too expensive, too complex project was that big is bad. He advises that when stakeholders come to you with a large complex project, you should recommend multiple projects instead. This also allows you to more accurately reflect the price of depreciating IT components, which stakeholders will be more accepting of rather than a guess at cost. By creating projects that are a bit easier to handle, you can keep them healthy and avoid the problems encountered by the British Government.

About Anne Grybowski

Anne is a former staff writer for CAI's Accelerating IT Success, with a degree in Media Studies from Penn State University.

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