CMS Fridays: Wicked Problems And SharePoint

CleverWorkarounds has an insightful post are an South Australian goverment project that’s being scrapped after spending $5 million on IT development. What’s notiable about this is that this reflects how many SharePoint engagements go: projects failing because the approach taken was too complex for proper implementation, and many of the difficulties would have discovered early on with a proof of concept.

Projects fail for a number of reasons, but the main point here was the lack of high level systems thinking. Sometimes, it’s best to figure out ways to simplify the complexity, and that isn’t always an easyr thing to do.