Lessons from IT-related project failures - Logica's CE
Wise words on the NPfIT and other failures from Logica's CE Andy Green
Published 11:37, 13 March 12
"It is a stupid thing for the supply chain to have answered, and it’s a stupid thing for the customer to have asked for."
Green, who joined Logica as CEO in January 2008, said he was in one of the bidders for the NPfIT when he was at BT.
Evan Davis said the NHS IT scheme had cost billions, achieved little and had been running for years. He asked Green: "What's the story?"
Green said: "What had been promised by the supply chain was fantastic software that had not been designed yet that was going to completely revolutionise hospitals and delivering that proved to be horrendous... in the end it is foolish to set out on a programme that is going to take seven years with a fixed procurement up front, which says we all know everything about it ..."