FBI Unable to Launch New Computer Program

Yahoo! News reports the FBI has failed to set up a computer program designed to help agents share information instantly, and though the bureau may have to scrap the $170 million project it has no realistic timetable for a workable system, a Justice Department audit showed on Thursday.

What makes a successful project? Clear requirements, continuing executive support, and automated tools. My guess is that this project, like many large technology projects, lacks clear requirements. The best requirements are wrapped in context with user personas, goals, and use scenarios. Were these present?

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson was a founding instructor at Pragmatic Institute, a role he held for more than 15 years before he left to start Under10 Playbook. In his return to Pragmatic Institute, Steve supports the complete learning path for product teams, ensuring they are fully armed for success. 

Over the course of his career, Steve has helped thousands of companies and tens of thousands of product professionals implement product management processes. He has worked in the high-tech arena since 1981, rising through the ranks from product manager to chief marketing officer. Steve has experience in technical, sales and marketing management positions at companies that specialize in both hardware and software. In addition, he is an author, speaker and advisor on product strategy and product management.

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