May 9, 2008

Perhaps They Should Have Tested More - Minnesota Dept. of Human Services

Five years, $8 million - and all I got was this lousy stethescope... and far too many bugs.

Minnesota State Human Services officials have abandoned their first attempt to develop an online health care signup system. 
  • A troubled project with shifting goals
  • The software was incomplete, error-prone and not always efficient to use
  • Officials decided to scrap software that had too many bugs
  • "We don't want to make the mistake of developing a system that won't work."
They plan to start over.  Perhaps (this time) they'll test more?

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