Thursday, March 26, 2009

C-NOMIS revisited

I'm not going to go much more into this further government IT fuck-up - read the NAO report about prison/probation serve IT (and other) reforms for yourself if you so wish.

But I enjoyed this euphemism from the NAO report:

"Managing C-NOMIS as an IT project required the Project Board to coordinate up to 40 individual workstreams, something it delegated to the project team. While the workstreams had their own plans, a report by Internal Audit found each was operating as
a functional silo."

For more information on the chaos of the NHS Connecting for Health IT project I would thoroughly recommend the e-Health Insider website - it provides much more information than Dr Crippen, Dr Rant, Tom Reynolds, myself etc etc could provide in months.

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