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Featured Articles

Calleam Consulting provides feature articles that deal with subjects related to the successful management of todays business projects. Currently featured articles are listed below;

  1. Disaster DNA – Decoding the DNA of failed technology projects
    Ineffective decision making, dysfunctional decision making and the problems that inhibit effective communications are the common problems that cause projects to fail.  In this months featured article some of the common ailments that affect the decision making within the team are reviewed … read full article

  2. Denver International Airport Baggage System Revisited – A look at the critical decisions
    The problems with the automated baggage handling system that delayed the opening of the Denver International Airport (DIA) in 1995 are a well documented example of project failure. In an article that looks at the case from a different perspective, the critical decisions that led to failure are isolated and the context in which those decisions were made is explored.Although the DIA failure can be looked at in many ways, the article focuses on the failure to listen to expert advice as the central theme that led to failure. A theme that is unfortunately still alive and well today … read more

  3. Intellectual Infrastructure
    Being manager of a software development organization can be a stressful role. Failure rates among technology projects are higher than any other type of mainstream project. In an article that looks at the practices of some of the most effective software development organizations, the role of management in building a base from which success is built is considered … read full article

  4. The Story Behind the High Failure Rates in the IT Sector
    It’s an age old question, are technology projects (especially those with signficant software development activities), somehow different from other types of project? People have argued both sides of this one, but the following article gives an interesting new perspective that may answer the question once and for all … read full article