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Re: IT projects; if you can't beat them, change the game

When I was working on large enterprise IT projects, I advocated spending more on high-quality internal staff to improve consistency, quality, and continuity. Too much is often swept under the carpet when you outsource unless you have someone capable vetting it internally, and someone to bridge the gaps when the outsourcer moves their best people on to the next job during the low periods. Unfortunately I never convinced the upper echelons of the merit of this strategy, and I almost got the impression that they'd rather not have in-house expertise because it undermined their ability to blame the supplier if things went wrong. The 'them and us' attitude is always a bad thing for project delivery, but for political management of responsibility it seems to have value to some people. Very frustrating! Frankly I'm very glad to be shot of that environment now.

Re: IT projects; if you can't beat them, change the game


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