OK GO Project Management? - This Too Will Pass
OK GO - The band that did the wildly successful Here it goes Again video may have just topped themselves with their new "This Too Will Pass" video. So what does this have to do with technology, Business Analytics, or Project Management? - Well nothing directly, but it is summer, the traditional silly season for news stories and watching this video does remind me of some past and never-to-be-mentioned-again IT integration projects whose business requirements run along the lines of: We're keeping all the systems intact. We just want all of the request and report functions integrated into an Executive Information System or Executive Dashboard with all of those nice new web features - and maybe adding a 'lite' version as well, that can be used on an iPhone or Blackberry).
Unlike some of those projects the OK GO video took months of project planning, ran succesfuly and was captured in one video session. What it does have in common with some of those past projects: Not repeatable; not scalable, not maintainable (all of which of course were not required by OK GO.
If you never saw the Here it goes Again video then you can see it here.