Neither of them has any clue how to manage such a project. They do not live in the real world. The Stompies put their foot down and said failure was not an option. Probably threatened to “shoot the messenger” who would dare to tell them otherwise. So because they talk and do not listen, they guaranteed the failure they demanded not to have. If I were her or him, I would have logged on the site on September 30 to see the user experience. Then I would have pulled the freaking plug.
Nope!... but they don't have to!.....they Have the power to spend every Dollar the tax payers have to fix it!..and they will damn sure use it and call it a success...
I would agree...it’s the biggest project management failure of the past decade. The $400 million? Flushed entirely...nothing to show for it, and very likely can only be replaced in 2014 by another $400 million software platform.
I would say this. If you had defined health care requirements in one simple eight-line statement, and then hired one project manager (some guy from Boise), and then gave him twenty IT tech’s to create the platform....preventing the White House from continually changing the platform or requirements...and then aimed at version one (relying on yearly version updates instead), then this thing would have been ready for beta-testing in six months, and released at the tenth month as operational.
Clearly, no understanding of what it takes for project management or building software platforms....just users who pretend they are project-savey or IT-savey. Wannabe software bridge builders.....building a bridge to nowhere.