Register to ease project failures

Lowe, Kate
June 2004
IT Training;Jun2004, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports that the top staff of information technology (IT) working on critical government IT systems could become officially registered and their skills monitored and updated to help bring an end to costly project failures. The Royal Academy of Engineering and the British Computer Society (BCS) say the move should be considered in their joint report, The Challenges of Complex IT Projects, which suggests that the cost of failed schemes across both the public and private sectors in Great Britain is running into billions of pounds. The Office of Government Commerce, responsible for improving the efficiency of central government procurement, should assess means of enforcing the registration, and the maintenance of professional competence through continuing professional development (CPD) of senior practitioners working on high consequence systems. Meanwhile, all purchasers of IT should make sure that senior IT staff involved in the delivery of critical systems have attained chartered status, and maintain their technical currency through CPD.


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