IT Project Failures

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Thursday, June 08, 2006

FBI Virtual Case File

Source: IEEE

Implementors: SAIC (Science Applications International Corp)
LOC: 700 000
Cost: $170 million project
Problems: bug-ridden and functionally off target
Decision: Scrap

Contributing factors:
poorly defined and slowly evolving design requirements;
overly ambitious schedules; and the
lack of a plan to guide hardware purchases, network deployments, and software development for the bureau

"What is a record and what is available under discovery? In a paper world, you do your job, you do your notes, and if you don't like it, it goes somewhere," Azmi said. "In an electronic world, nothing really is destroyed; it's always somewhere."


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