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5 ways to prevent IT failure

Rather than acknowledge their own management shortcomings, project participants often blame technology for failed IT projects. This denial commonly arises when an organization’s culture uses blame, and the corresponding implicit threat of job loss, as a political weapon. Denial aside, most failures arise from poor management rather than bad technology. Here are five management tips to prevent IT failure.

From an interview with this blogger in Baseline magazine:

Sure, falling in love with technology can cause big project headaches, but rarely does technology alone cause an IT project to fail.

“Yes, IT sometimes falls in love with its technology, but most failures come about, not as a result of the technology, but as a result of the management of technology,” says Michael Krigsman of Asuret, a project management consultancy based in Brookline, Mass. “The consequences of failure can be dramatic, from a technical standpoint and especially from a business standpoint. And the sad part is that most of these failures could be avoided.”

Here’s Baseline’s list of five ways to avoid failure:

  1. Lack of preparation. One of the most obvious reasons a project fails is poor planning at the outset. Managers who fail to properly scope a project, apply risk management principles and plan in time for quality assurance and security assurance are courting ruin.

Read the other 4 ways to prevent IT failure….

Good lesson here about how not to approach a serious problem, note that they’re always solutions and answers if you choose to look for them… are you looking for Managed PC Care?

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  2. By Online Security on Jun 17, 2008 | Reply

    Isn’t it always easier to blame the computer? It’s the old the Dog ate my homework excuse.

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