Baruch Atta February 27, 2009 3:38 pm

The unique environment of State Government IT is this: you can't get anything done. I am a programmer/analyst with 25 years. So let's list the top ten issues: 1. multiple layers of red tape. 2. approvals required from multiple stakeholders 3. using what little power that they have 4. they can only slow down or stop projects 5. we programmers inherit bad code 6. no incentive from management to re-engineer 7. they rather replace with new system - costly 8. engineers - "not my area" when called 9. no one bothers to write any documentation 10. or if they did, it is obsolete. (by the way, I am at this state position for only a year, so I did inherit all of this spaghetti code)