Public Sector IT:

September, 2009

September 30, 2009  2:30 PM

Six types of IT project failure

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project failures, Project management

Six types of IT project failure - Techrepublic, Michael Krigsman 

- Intent Failure - When the project doesn't bring enough added...

September 30, 2009  2:15 PM

Don’t scrap the NPfIT?

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Martyn Thomas, who's visiting professor of software engineering at Oxford University Computing Laboratory,

September 30, 2009  1:30 PM

BT Health PR chief exits

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From PR Week today:

"BT Health [PR] chief Nicola Rossi exits to join the National Pharmacy Association

"Nicola Rossi is to join the National Pharmacy Association as director of communications later this year, in a newly created role. She will also...

September 28, 2009  6:00 AM

SRO changes threaten project success – and the NPfIT has had 6

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NPfIT, Project management, transparency and accountability

A useful short report on the lessons learned from Gateway reviews of high and medium-risk projects and programmes was published last week by the Office of Government Commerce.

It's one in...

September 28, 2009  5:30 AM

Government 2010 – how Web 2.0 is changing the State

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Government IT

Government 2010 will be streamed online (free of charge) on 22 October. It'll focus on how Web 2.0 technologies -  such as social media, cloud computing and open source technologies - are changing the process of 'doing government'. 

I plan to chair a panel on internet...

September 23, 2009  12:50 PM

Can Brown or Cameron really make big IT cuts?

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ID cards, NPfIT

The leaders of the three main parties, Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg, are promising - threatening - public spending cuts. IT has been singled out by the Tories and Liberal Democrats.

But when you look at what IT money is spent on, it's difficult to see how...

September 23, 2009  6:00 AM

Whitehall and the irritant FOI Act

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NPfIT, poor communications

The Department of Health has been unable to provide convincing evidence that a contract awarded to KPMG went to an open competitive tender.

When I asked the department's...

September 22, 2009  10:16 AM

Ministers sit on draft NPfIT report – until after 2010 election?

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NPfIT, Outsourcing, politics, poor communications, spin, transparency and accountability

This is a fuller version of an article on's homepage.

Ministers and officials have decided...

September 10, 2009  12:06 PM

MPs want more innovation – and transparency over IT-based projects

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NPfIT, project failures

"Projects which have been subject to [Gateway] reviews have still experienced problems, and there is evidence that they are not always taken seriously. This is reinforced by a lack of transparency."

"Innovation involves trying new things, some of which ultimately will...

September 10, 2009  5:30 AM

Coyness over ‘open tender’ KPMG health contract – a systemic problem surfaces?

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government and PR, politics, poor communications, Project management, transparency and accountability

The Department of Health has increased the number of its press officers from 26 in 2006/7 to 31 in 2008/9, according to a reply given to FOI campaigner Heather Brooke.

Some FOI details on...

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