Every year, thousands of projects worldwide fail. Some projects consume hundreds of millions of dollars before crashing and burning. The Ken Orr Institute is then often called in to explain to top management that nothing can be done to salvage their huge investments in time and money. But it doesn't have to be like this. 99.9% of all systems failures occur as a result of two things: ego and poor project management.
Many people confuse Project Management with tools such as PERT charts or Work Breakdown Structures or Estimating approaches. Although these tools and techniques can be useful in the hands of a skilled project manager, the most important things a good project manager can bring to a large project are a carefully crafted software engineering approach and the ability to attract and train good software engineers. In today's super-tight labor market, programmers no longer have to stick around when they see a big project going under. KOI has decades of experience in helping organizations manage these pitfalls successfully. That experience is embodied in all of KOI's methodologies and tools.
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