Filed in archive Management by Scott Wilson on October 25, 2007
I think that most of the observations made at Krigsman's blog, both in the articles and the comments, amount to fairly well-known but unspoken facts of the CIO/consulting relationship. The question I have, which I took a stab at addressing in the Status post, is why it is that we, as a profession, haven't come up with better approaches to addressing these issues?
The solution I am proposing (which I make no claim for as a universal or comprehensive solution, merely an approach with some potential) is the adoption of Agile development methodologies for managing these projects.
I'm interested in other perspectives on the issue. I think that the discussion over at Project Failures pretty well illustrates the more conventional and shop-worn thoughts and attitudes about it, but I am hoping to get some alternative options from people, if possible. I'm well aware that the responses, if any, are likely to follow the same lines as Krigsman got. But I would welcome either well-reasoned critiques of the agile approach or some out of the box alternatives for accomplishing the same ends.