Saturday, September 22, 2007

A Herd of IT Elephants

Andrew Clifford recently posted The root of all evil, another in his series Journey to the sixth circle of hell.

In this latest article, Andrew provides his list of the Big Problems in IT:

  • The high failure rate of large, expensive projects.
  • The growth in unmanageable "legacy" systems.
  • The shortage of skilled staff
I imagine each of us has our own BPiIT list.

Here's mine:
  • Everybody wants to have "rode an elephant" on their resume
  • Nobody wants to have "cleaned up after elephants" on their resume
  • Training elephants is hard

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