It is time government discovered agile software development:

Some of Whitehall’s biggest computer projects have spiralled out of control, with total cost overruns of more than £18 billion, an investigation by The Times can reveal.

Plans for new computer systems are years behind schedule and have ballooned in cost; others have been scaled back or even scrapped. Yet companies continue to make hundreds of millions of pounds in profit, with £102.3 billion forecast to be spent on government IT projects over the next five years.

via £18 billion scandal as Whitehall’s IT plans spin out of control – Times Online .

Valuable, tested software delivered every two weeks is possible. That transforms projects, teams, businesses and people: ask me about it, read about it, or Google for it but please, if you sponsor or manage public IT programmes or projects, do make the change.

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