healthcare.gov - massive projects procured by clueless functionaries
And the geeks just shake their heads at the inevitable.
“There is NO way one can actually write good requirements, IMHO, if they still don’t write code,”
But judging by yesterday morning’s congressional hearing on healthcare.gov’s problems — where the website was compared to a house, a car’s engine, and scrambled eggs — a tech culture upgrade is needed throughout the capital.
Of 3,555 projects from 2003 to 2012 that had labor costs of at least $10 million, only 6.4% were successful.
The healthcare.gov contractor was initially awarded more than $93 million for the project, but costs have been soaring above that.
** $93 million and soaring **