I suppose this should be under the category of "Some People Never Learn", but it is related to CBMS inasmuch as it is one more failed computer system at the State of Colorado. This one is at CDOT, the Colorado Department of Transportation, but it's only $30 million. Well, to be more precise, we don't know if it's really a failed system. What was reported in the Rocky Mountain News on March 13, in a story with the headline: "CDOT pay system blasted" is that a new computer system didn't pay highway workers for overtime which they earned cleaning up the unusually high piles of snow we had in December and January. Well, OK, systems fail, but like CBMS, apparently project managers on this one failed to heed warnings that it wasn't going to work. According to the article, Bill Cron, a CDOT information technology specialist, "said that when he repeatedly warned supervisors about the "horrible nature of the failure" that was looming, they kicked him off the SAP implementation team in May". Well, that's one way to handle bad news.
My thanks to fellow "old IT warrior" Bill Gillette for calling this one to my attantion.