Two thirds of IT professionals have
been involved in a project which has failed to live up to
expectations, according to a survey of 200 senior IT professionals
which MSM Software carried out with Computing magazine.
Stories of projects over running or
exceeding their budgets seem all too common and yet only 1% of IT
professionals believe that it is inevitable that a software project
will overrun its budget and deadlines.
For 76% of those who have experienced
difficulties, they believe the requirements gathering stage could
be to blame, while 67% also hold changes to the brief partly
Whatever the reason for software
project failure the consequences can be insurmountable with a
potential loss in profits and business reputation. The good news is
that projects which seem doomed to fail can be recovered, with 60%
of respondents reporting that they have managed to rescue failing
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