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October 22, 2009  6:00 AM

Reports of the NAO on risky IT projects – has a precedent been set?

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Outsourcing, politics, project failures, Project management, transparency and accountability


Since 1986 reports of the National Audit Office have been subject to a "clearance process" in which their factual content is agreed with departments and agencies before publication.

October 21, 2009  7:15 AM

National Audit Office hits brick wall over Defra agency’s IT failure

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Outsourcing, project failures, Project management, spin, transparency and accountability


[This editorial is in the hard copy of Computer Weekly this week]

Hours after the National Audit Office published an unusually critical report - its...


October 19, 2009  6:00 AM

£350m Rural Payments Agency IT: pouring money into a digital landfill?

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Outsourcing, politics, project failures, Project management


Software company Erudine points out, in the wake of the report of the NAO's report on the cumbersome and inflexible £350m systems at the Rural Payments Agency, that government needs to change its thinking on IT.

The NAO report explained how the Agency is


October 15, 2009  11:45 AM

The NAO’s most serious criticism of any IT-based project?

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politics, project failures, Project management, spin, transparency and accountability

At a press conference yesterday, senior officials at the National Audit Office made some of the most serious criticisms anyone at the NAO has made about an IT-based programme.

Philip Gibby, a mild-mannered Director at the NAO, said yesterday there had been "scant regard for the proper...


October 5, 2009  2:59 PM

Tories promise a new era of openness on IT projects

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project failures


The Conservatives at their annual conference say they want a new era of openness which will put into the public domain the information armchair auditors would need to "crawl over" big IT and other projects.

[It's a great idea, and the sort of thing shadow politicians say when an...


October 5, 2009  6:01 AM

Keep the NPfIT say 80% of doctors and NHS IT experts

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NPfIT, Outsourcing, project failures, Project management

 

- Most clinicians and IT managers don't want the National NHS IT Programme abolished - they want it reformed - Large majority against letting private firms - such as Google or Microsoft - manage NHS patient records - Strong support for DH to continue development (currently...


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 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 8, 2009  9:17 AM

EDS v Sky – what’s happening?

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legal actions, project failures


A judgement in the longest running - and most costly - IT dispute was expected before Christmas last year. But still there's no sign of it.

Now Clive Seddon and David Barker, partners at law firm Pinsent Masons, have given an


August 25, 2009  3:55 PM

Fujitsu v Department of Health? [2]

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legal actions, NPfIT, politics, project failures, Project management


[Continued from yesterday


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