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Unformatted text preview: 1/25/12 The Failure Of The FBI’s Virtual Case File Project | Strategic PPM 1/3 strategicppm.wordpress.com/2010/04/05/the-fbis-virtual-case-file-project-and-project-failure/ Strategic PPM Project and Portfolio Management The Failure Of The FBI’s Virtual Case File Project Posted on April 5, 2010 by strategicppm | 2 Comments Between 2001 and 2005, the FBI’s V irtual Case File project failed. The V irtual Case File project was part of a larger initiativ e called Trilogy . Costs ov erran by 89% or just ov er $200M. A project that should hav e taken 3 y ears, failed after 4 y ears with requirements still not met. In some way s this project is similar to the London Stock Ex change’s Taurus Project , where scope creep lead to the project (at least as initially env isioned) being cancelled after massiv e cost ov erruns. This analy sis draws on a v ery detailed report from the Office of the Inspector General, but here we focus ex plicitly on the project management failings. The FBI’s Trilogy project contained three parts: 1 . Upgrading software and hardware for FBI agents 2. Upgrading the FBI’s communications network 3. Significantly upgrading the FBI’s case management sy stem (V irtual Case File) to enable better access to, and sharing of, case-related information across the FBI The first two elements of the project were completed, not perfectly or all that impressiv ely , but roughly as planned. Howev er, the V irtual Case File project ex perienced major cost and schedule ov erruns andas planned....
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course COMP 553 taught by Professor Ajay during the Spring '12 term at Ill. Chicago.
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