Once again GAO, in a report on DOD's electronic patient records system, points out the dangers of developing new systems without adequate project management skills and processes in place:
The departments have not fully implemented a project management structure that establishes lead decision-making authority and ensures the necessary day-to-day guidance of and accountability for their investment in and implementation of this project. They are operating without a project management plan describing the specific responsibilities of each department in developing, testing, and deploying the electronic interface.
We just finished assigning project leads this morning for all ITS FY2005 projects. Project leads will ensure that a business case is completed, evaluated, and approved and that the project is maintained in the division's open-source project tracking system.
Utah drivers can now access their own Utah driving record online. Perhaps the only drawback is that it costs $7.25.