What Can Teach Enterprise CIOs

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On today, Jes Lipson compares the initial failures of — the federal health insurance exchange website — to the all-too common failures of enterprise software development.

These sorts of projects, Lipson argues, are too big to succeed. “Big projects tend to fail, it’s as simple as that. As the scope of a project increases linearly, the complexity of the project increases exponentially.”

Government and enterprises would both do well to take a lesson from the startup playbook: avoid large projects.

Sound like a copout? Read why it’s not in Lipson’s full post, and follow his column at

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Melinda Vaughn is the senior manager of content at Citrix, where she leads the content team in writing for a wide variety of marketing initiatives and helps develop and build the all of the Citrix brands, including ShareFile. She worked in higher education communications for 15 years before joining Citrix.