Charette’s Risk Maxim #2
In July 2020, IEEE Computer magazine published an article titled, “It's On: COVID-19, Risk Ecology, and Preparedness Tips,” co-authored by Hal Berghel (Professor of Computer Science at the University of Nevada), Robert Charette, Ed Happ (executive fellow at the School of Information at the University of Michigan) and John L. King (W.W. Bishop Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan). The paper explores emergency crises, preparedness, risks, surprise, risk fatigue, and provides advice on how to handle them.
IEEE Spectrum published Charette’s article in May 2020 titled, “The Predictable Pandemic: Whose Risk, Whose Responsibility?” that examines the government’s role when disaster strikes.
The long-term costs of IT failure are typically overlooked. Charette discusses this issue in an August 2019 IEEE Spectrum article titled, “Five Enduring Government IT Failures.”
In June 2019, the U.S. Government Accountability Office published a report (GAO-19-514) titled, “Information on Airline IT Outages.” Charette contributed to the information in the report.
Charette wrote an article in the March 2019 issue of IEEE Computer titled, “Evolving from Know-How to Know-What,” that examined whether codes of ethics are effective, and if not, why not?
The idea of winning and losing in IT raises questions about what these terms really mean for the “real world.” In October 2018, Charette and University of Michigan Professor John L. King were co-editors of a special issue of IEEE Computer examining the important topic of “Winning and Losing in IT.”
Past Published Articles of Possible Interest:
Lessons from a Decade of IT Failures
Puncturing Pernicious Project Pufferies
IT’s Fatal Amnesia
Low Clearance Ahead: Can Predictable IT Crashes Be Avoided? What’s Wrong with Weapons Acquisition? The Rise of the Robot Warriors
Automated to Death
This Car Runs on Code
Dying for Data
Large-scale Project Management is Risk Management On the Look Out Don't Risk It The Politics of Technology Organizational Hypocrisy How Swine Flu and Other Big-Bet Projects Require Honesty The Most Dangerous Time Is Your BCM Plan Pandemic Ready?