Clear and to the Point

18 June, 2010

Why Info Systems projects fail

Filed under: computers — monado @ 10:44

Andrew Brooke, on A Tech Writer’s World, points to an important article about why 68% of Information Systems projects fail.

Andrew writes,

Here is the most important line in this article: “…failure, in most cases, has little to do with the technology and everything to do with the business process.”

Specifically, the three main causes of IT project failure are:

  • the project manager failing to understand the business requirements
  • the system’s users not being involved in its design
  • senior management failing to get involved in the project

This is true of any IT project, including any documentation or content management system.

8 June, 2010

Some companies aren’t ready to start content management

Filed under: communication,writing — monado @ 15:51

JoAnn Hackos has a good article about how to tell if an organization is not yet ready to install a content management system. They’ve heard that Content Management is a good thing and they’d like to have some. But they won’t get their money’s worth until they can realize what content they have and achieve some standardization in their document structure. And that takes a some investigation and analysis. Read Oblivious Organizations and Content Management in the newsletter of the Center for Information-Development Management.

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