A Tale of Two Audits: Numerous Government IT Problems in Australia and Scotland

For the past several years I have covered the on-going payroll system problems at Australia’s Queensland Health Service which saw an estimated A$6.19 million (fixed price) IT project morph into one that will likely end up costing over A$530 million to get right. The debacle, which helped spur the defeat of Queensland’s long-ruling Labor government earlier this year, also unsurprisingly prompted an audit of Queensland’s governmental IT projects by the incoming LNP-led government. [read more..]