Police Scotland

The following entry is a record in the “Catalogue of Catastrophe” – a list of failed or troubled projects from around the world. Organization: Scottish Police Authority – UK Project type : Policing information management system Project name : i6 Date : Mar 2017 Cost : £200m lost opportunity Synopsis : While I often write about the direct impacts failed projects have on an organization it is also worth remember that each failed project is an investment that failed to yield its inte...
More

Texas Child Support Enforcement System 2.0

The following entry is a record in the “Catalogue of Catastrophe” – a list of failed or troubled projects from around the world. State of Texas – USA Project name: T2 - Texas Child Support Enforcement System 2.0 Project type: Government policy implementation using IT Date: Apr 2019 Cost   $367.5 million Synopsis: At times failed projects do throw up some great quotes. Rep. Giovanni Capriglione of the Texas state senate has contributed to that legacy with this week’s quip about t...
More

Bait and switch

Lesson Learned: Take control over the key players vendors assign to your contracts Category: Contract Management The following post is a “Lesson Learned” that comes from the analysis of the failed projects documented in the “Catalogue of Catastrophe” or from the experiences the editorial team have had working with clients around the world. The post is published here to spark discussion and help organizations think about what it takes to improve project success rates. In today’s compet...
More

Marin County

The following entry is a record in the “Catalogue of Catastrophe” - a list of failed and troubled projects from around the world. Marin County - California, USA Project type : Enterprise Resource Planning system - Accounting package Project name : MERIT (Marin Enterprise Resource Integrated Technology) Date : Jan 2013 court case settled  Cost :$33M Synopsis : Marin County (Marin) is an affluent county of about 250,000 inhabitants located just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San ...
More

Department of Transport – West Coast Railway Franchise

The following entry is a record in the "Catalogue of Catastrophe” - a list of failed and troubled projects from around the world. Department of Transport - UK Project name : West Coast Rail Franchise Competition Project type : Tendering process for operations of passenger rail system Date : Sep 2012 Cost : £40 to £100 Million estimated Synopsis : Operated by private companies, the British rail system is divided into a number of distinct regions.  The contract for the West Coast li...
More