NAO report on C-Nomis - but it could have been on the NPfIT

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This could explain the lack of realism by Downing Street, by ministers and by some large suppliers at the outset of the NPfIT in 2002:

"The desirability of the project's aims appears to have overly influenced decision makers, leading to the failure to evaluate other technical options sufficiently and establish realistic budget, timescales and governance for the project."

Source - today's National Audit Office report on the National Offender Management Information System C-Nomis.

Links:

Report on C-Nomis - NAO website

C-Nomis prison IT failure - Computer Weekly

Known mistakes repeated on £234m IT system for prisons - Computer Weekly

Why big government IT projects keep failing - public accounts MP - Computer Weekly  

Failed £234m C-Nomis IT project - ministers not told the full truth - IT Projects blog

Noms wasted £41m on C-Nomis project - Kable

Prisoner database hit by delays, budget blowout - Silicon.com

Offender IT is a spectacular failure - Publicservice.com

C-Nomis a masterclass in sloppy project management - The Register

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