Tuesday, September 11, 2007

How to Eat an Elephant

Its an axiom that we all-too-often forget. The way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time. Big bang projects are rarely successful. I was reminded of this point while reading an article on the CIO website titled How to Justify an IT Project With Uncertain Returns (And Still Make Your CFO Happy). The author, J.Marc. Hopkins, is the CIO for a large US medical practice. He stresses the need to start small, build on successes, and focus on the needs of end users.

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