Avoiding Mistakes with ITIL

Avoiding Mistakes with ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) ITIL is best practice advice and guidance. It is a common mistake to take as prescriptive. Needs adapted/customised to be organisation specific. So is not a silver bullet. Not a standard. You cannot be ITIL compliant. You need to adopt and adapt components of ITIL. Decide on the […]

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September 3, 2010

Of Goats and Porsches: A Monty Hall Paradox Simulator

The Monty Hall Paradox can’t be right, or so I thought. Suppose you’re on a game show, and you’re given the choice of three doors: Behind one door is a car; behind the others, goats. You pick a door, say No. 1, and the host, who knows what’s behind the doors, opens another door, say […]

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January 17, 2007


Death March

What is a death march project? What makes IT organizations create such things? Why would anyone in his right mind agree to participate in such a project?To many grizzled IT veterans, these are rhetorical questions. Everything, in their experience, is a death march project. Why do they happen? Because corporations are insane and, as consultant […]

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January 15, 2007

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