IT Project Managment & Development are a train wreck
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Louisville, KY – July 1, 2013
Humana has managed to half-implement agile principles, it's quite a mess. The IT organization is generally disorganized and running along at light speed.... while trying to keep the wheels from falling off of the wagon.
Communications quality is poor and innefective; all emails are "reply all-ed", because in the "gotcha-blame-culture", everyone wants to be sure that everyone was over-communicated (so they can't be held singularly accountable). As a consequence, I would receive 150-200 emails per day; almost none of which were informative nor actionable.... but everyones butt was covered! LOL
Humana implemented an IT PMO and Clarity as an EPMS. Clarity is essentially just a glorified Time & Attendance system; most of the high-value functionality in Clarity is unsed/under-used. All of the functional managers, in an obvious attempt to retain power, have hired their own PM's, oh, and so have the heads of the various business units.... so you have a huge amount of redundancy, with PM's updating status to PM's and etc. etc.
Management looks down upon people who strive for work-life balance, ergo 50 hours per week is the baseline effort expectation.... the long hours are required to compensate for the lack of organization and leadership/clear direction
If you thrive on disorganization, being overworked, negative culture, and poor leadership from management, dive right in.
disorganized, poor leadership, poor culture