Reasons for The Failure of IT Projects

Reasons for The Failure of IT Projects

  • Overall investment in IT projects at a global level is in excess of 100’s of billions of dollars each year . Yet the success IT projects while improving since the Standish report is not high. This is an important topic for all business professionals to be aware of. Through your readings (4 articles attached and your readings and research and the attached video links, identify what you believe to be the top 5 reasons why IT projects have such a high failure rate and suggest strategies to manage these more effectively. Find via google 3 recent (last 5 years) examples of IT project failure projects (provide brief description , amount and url link)
  • Project Risk Videos
  • ** 1 Dilbert 5 min ( add a little humor about the topic)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huEpQj5FcGI*
  • * 2 Why IT projects fail? 13 minhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1PTHYB3uTk
  • 3. How to avoid project failure ? 10 minuteshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh_jooSEy4E
  • 4. Canadian Phoenix Payroll debacle (8 min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Syo_whOdmCM

 

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Payson Hall Payson Hall is a consulting systems engineer and project manager from Catalysis Group, Inc. in Sacramento. Formally trained as a software engineer, Payson has performed and consulted on a variety of hardware and software systems integration projects in both the public and private sectors throughout North America and Europe during his 20-year professional career. Avoiding Project Failure December 2001 Payson Hall Catalysis Group, Inc. [email protected] Introduction If business projects are part of your profession, you know that many projects fail to live up to their potential. Some projects fail to achieve their schedule or budget goals or fail to deliver everything
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