Why do IT projects fail?-2

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Hi, I'm a Computer Engineering at CSU Chico. I'm conducting a research paper on "Why IT Projects Fail". If someone could give me an example of a failed projects, "failed" meaning that it didn't get finished on time, or the final project did not meet the requierments. Also if you could give a quick description of why the project failed it would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to e-mail me at dbrazeau@gmail.com. Thank you.
ASKED: October 9, 2005  3:10 PM
UPDATED: October 10, 2005  1:58 PM

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    To put it briefly, most projects fail because the users are kept out of the loop. You need to have the business users sign off on the requirements, and then keep them informed (by demos etc.) as you make progress. I was a consultant on a project for instance, where the project lead refused to involve the users until AFTER the deadline..of course, the users where disappointed in the results and claimed they wanted "this, that or the other thing, instead of what was given to them.." Unfortunately, on this particular project, as a consultant, I was not permitted to have direct contact with the users..
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