Our new software system was supposed to be up and running 6 months ago. The firm we hired to build it keeps telling us they’re almost finished, but I’ve lost confidence in them.
We’re way over budget already, and I’m afraid that if we don’t get this thing successfully to the finish line, I will lost my job!
Should I just bite the bullet and fire them? How will I get a replacement firm – and how can I avoid the same thing happening again?
CIO in Trouble
You’ve come to the right place for help!
To make you feel better, you should read 2 of our client stories, Miscalculated Risk and When It’s Sink or Swim. Both describe the dramatic – and true – accounts of CIOs who were in your same dire straits, with projects that were failing, budgets that were blown – and careers that were on the line.
Both will give you comfort that you’re not alone, and more importantly, they will tell you what other CIOs did to rescue their doomed projects.
And to avoid the same thing happening again, check out Nightmares in Technology Projects. It’s a great guide to identifying – and avoiding – these common problems.
I hope you find our stories and our guide helpful. And of course, if you need a referral for an outstanding IT consulting firm, I can definitely help you with that!