Delay in engineering projects is not a new phenomenon. In Henry VI, when Reignier said ‘Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends’ he was definitely not worried about the impact of delay to IT projects, but he was nevertheless aware of the difficulties that delay can create. Whilst technology has advanced significantly and IT is now one of the fastest growing fields of engineering, the consequences of delay to projects remain a serious cause for concern. After all, ‘time is money’ and delays may inflict the most ‘dangerous ends’.
In this article, FTI Consulting’s Mehmet Karakoc and Eversheds Sutherland’s Edward Williams highlight the issues associated with delay in IT disputes and the benefits of using delay analysis techniques to help resolve them.
This article was first published in Society for Computers and Law and has been reprinted with kind permission www.scl.org.