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Testing

There are many reasons why software projects often fail to deliver their promised value, but one of the primary causes is that the project owners do not understand software. They understand the project process and its tools – specifications, budgets, schedules, staffing, subcontractors, etcetera – but they cannot read code and therefore have to [...]

Risk Management Set For A Come Back in IT Project Management

An excellent article on managing risk in IT projects. It is especially worth noting that Martin Toft Hansen spends little time on the technical challenges, arguing instead that most of the risk is focused around those responsible for setting the project’s goals and the team assigned to execute the project. His insight that in good [...]

Nine Things to Remember When Negotiating IT-Contracts, by Peter Lind Nielsen at Computerworld.dk

A very concise, yet also precise, overview of IT contract negotiation posted yesterday on Computerworld.dk.

Nine Things to Remember When Negotiating IT-Contracts, by Peter Lind Nielsen

Computerworld.dk, 30 March 2009

http://www.computerworld.dk/art/50754/ni-gode-raad-til-forhandling-af-it-aftaler?a=fp_1&i=0

A brief translated summary:

Issues common to all IT-contracts:
- Responsibility for undefined conditions/gaps and interfaces with other systems
- Degree of client collaboration and consequences, if the customer does not collaborate
- Placement [...]