Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Most big computer projects fail

ComputerWorld reports:
Of 3,555 projects from 2003 to 2012 that had labor costs of at least $10 million, only 6.4% were successful. The Standish data showed that 52% of the large projects were "challenged," meaning they were over budget, behind schedule or didn't meet user expectations. The remaining 41.4% were failures -- they were either abandoned or started anew from scratch.

"They didn't have a chance in hell," said Jim Johnson, founder and chairman of Standish, of "There was no way they were going to get this right - they only had a 6% chance," he said.
The web site is the simplest part of ObamaCare. There are many other aspects to the system that are untested and will have to be fixed.

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