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Sep 30 2009   2:30PM GMT

Six types of IT project failure

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Six types of IT project failure – Techrepublic, Michael Krigsman 

– Intent Failure – When the project doesn’t bring enough added value or capability to beat down the obstacles inherent throughout the process. This suggests the original intent of the project was flawed from the beginning.

– Sponsor Failure – When the person heading up the project is not actively engaged and/or does not have the authority to make decisions critical to project success.

– Design and Definition/Scope Failure – When the scope is not clearly defined, so the project team is unclear on deliverables.

– Communications Failure – When communications are infrequent or honest discussion of project problems and issues are avoided.

– Project Discipline Failure – When process/project methodology is allowed to lapse so that the mitigation factors inherent in the process are never used.

– Supplier/Vendor Failure

Michael Krigsman’s blog

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  • PM Hut
    I find it funny, ironic, and sad that Michael Krigsman runs a very successful blog on IT failures. This tells you a lot about the current status of IT projects.

    I've published dozens of articles on the subject myself...

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