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Survivor's Guide to IT Hell: One Thing is Certain - That IT Projects Will Fail

Survivor's Guide to IT Hell: One Thing is Certain - That IT Projects Will Fail (Paperback)

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Here is the real story of IT failures - an insider's view of the many problems and how to avoid them. It is sad that a lot of very bright, capable people continue to get it very badly wrong. There have been the scandals of the Criminal Records Bureau, the fiasco of the Air Traffic Control System and the Immigration system to name just a few. These cock-ups are just the tip of the iceberg. Behind the closed doors of the commercial world, many more have gone pear-shaped. The aim of this important book is to help decision makers and those who analyse and commentate on these matters to understand what really goes on at the heart of a big IT development. It is not a formal treatise on project management techniques - rather it lifts the lid on the inner workings of the process, points out where the problems lie and what can be done to avoid the biggest pitfalls. It is not the management systems themselves that break down but the 'people' element - confusion, politicking, vanity, poor communications - and stupidity and laziness.

BusinessBusiness & managementBusiness mathematics & systemsComputing & IT Publisher: Management Books 2000 Ltd Publication Date: 01/03/2005 ISBN-13: 9781852524654  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Richard Ferguson has been professionally involved with project management on a number of large projects with major UK companies. He specialises in management culture, client/supplier relationships and the intellectual challenge of implementing large IT systems.

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