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The Resource Why new systems fail : theory and practice collide, by Phil Simon

Why new systems fail : theory and practice collide, by Phil Simon

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Why new systems fail : theory and practice collide
Title
Why new systems fail
Title remainder
theory and practice collide
Statement of responsibility
by Phil Simon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What does a Fortune 500 company implementing a multimillion dollar "off the shelf" system have in common with a 150 person firm building its own system? In each case, the organization failed to activate and utilize its system as initially conceived by senior management. These two organizations are hardly alone. On the contrary, more than three in five new systems fail. Many miss their deadlines. Others exceed their initial budgets, often by ghastly amounts. Even systems activated on time and under budget often fail to produce their expected results and almost immediately experience major problems. While the statistics are grim, there is at least some good news: This doesn't have to be the case. Organizations often lack the necessary framework to minimize the chance of system failure at three key points: before, during, and after system implementations. Why New Systems Fail provides such a framework with specific tools, tips, and insight from the perspective of a seasoned, independent consultant with more than a decade of related experience. The book examines in great detail the root causes of system failures. Case studies, examples, and lessons from actual system implementations are presented in an informative, straightforward, and very readable manner. More than a theoretical or technical text, the book offers pragmatic advice for organizations both deploying new systems and maintaining existing ones."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
AU@
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Simon, Phil
Dewey number
004
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Computer system failures
  • Computer systems
  • Computer systems
Label
Why new systems fail : theory and practice collide, by Phil Simon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Pt. 1. Deciding to take plunge -- Pt. 2. System selection -- Pt. 3. The system implementation -- Pt. 4. The brave new world of production life -- Pt. 5. Maximising the chance of success
Control code
ocn434379152
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
247 p.
Isbn
9781438944241
Isbn Type
(pbk)
System control number
(OCoLC)434379152
Label
Why new systems fail : theory and practice collide, by Phil Simon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Pt. 1. Deciding to take plunge -- Pt. 2. System selection -- Pt. 3. The system implementation -- Pt. 4. The brave new world of production life -- Pt. 5. Maximising the chance of success
Control code
ocn434379152
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
247 p.
Isbn
9781438944241
Isbn Type
(pbk)
System control number
(OCoLC)434379152

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