Sometimes, failed IT projects cost real money. Like it just did for British bank TSB, who was fined about $60 million for their shambolic IT migration. The disaster locked people out of their accounts for weeks, and the total cost to the bank is now approaching $500 million with payments to customers, project post-mortems and IT cleanup.
“The firm failed to plan for the IT migration properly, the governance of the project was insufficiently robust and the firm failed to take reasonable care to organise and control its affairs responsibly and effectively, with adequate risk management systems,” the report from the banking authority concluded.
Those words don’t apply to any of your IT project, do they?