Mark D Nicholls Tag

When we do Assurance work on Programs and Projects we sometimes encounter questions which reflect some misunderstanding of the role of Assurance. This is a few examples along with our answers. Q. The assurance team has the right of veto over key...

If you are overseeing a Program or Project, is there a right time or a wrong time to perform Assurance? To answer that question, we have to consider a few things, such as: What is the purpose and objectives of the...

What ever happened to e- ? You remember don’t you? The time when everything that had some technology element to it was referred to as e-something…. e-enabled, e-business, e-reader, e-marketing. How time moves on. We rarely see this now. Not only the...

There has been some recent debate about project performance/failure rates and the difference between public and private sector project delivery performance. Stakeholder complexity, procurement arrangements are valid differentiators in the public sector. I would argue that clarity of objectives is one of...

The latest ERP or IT implementation failure has hit the news. This one is from the US and cost the company an estimated US$440M! Apart from the attraction of a disaster story then why should this really be of any relevance...

Many of us are familiar with the boom bust era of the dot.coms. Unfortunately it was a step in the erosion of business credibility for the IT sector. That credibility is starting to return, although it could be dragged down...