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?
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