What are the Common Reasons Why IT Projects Fail?

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Gowtham Podapati
Student (MBA), India

What are the Common Reasons Why IT Projects Fail?

In my view, the common reasons for failure of IT projects are:
1. Lack of risk management
2. Lack of proper scheduling
3. Lack of communication
4. Lack of integration while going live
5. Lack of cost control
6. Addressing the wrong business requirements
7. Poor project governance
8. Environmental changes
9. Lack of scope management.
Any builds?

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

List of Reasons for it Project Failure

Hi Gowtham, your list is looking like a very good start of this discussion. Did you compile it from own experience? Any sources you used to back up your list? Please add that to make this discussion even more interesting. WBR.

  Mahmood Azizi
Manager, Iran

On #6 of List of Reasons for IT-Failure

Hi Gowtham, thanks for sharing your views, I suppose the root cause of failure of IT projects is that there is a gap between the perceptions and concepts of the programmers/analyst team and the stakeholders requirements. It is very hard to translate business requirements to IT concepts.

  Sabareeshan C.K., India

On #6 Common Reasons for Project Failures

I agree with Mahmood that the primary reason for failure of IT projects is poor understanding & scoping of the customer ...

  Erkan Gulec
Project Manager, United Arab Emirates

What are the Common Reasons Why IT Projects Fail?

In my opinion, - First is not having a good reason for doing the project. This is related to project's expected benefit...

  Jacqueline E. Dennis, United States

Reasons Why IT Projects Fail

The reasons why IT project fail has been published by the Standish Group in their Chaos report about every two years, si...

  Gowtham Podapati
Student (MBA), India

Discussion on Failure of IT Projects

@Mahmood Azizi: thanks for your reply. But do you really think there is a vast difference between theoretical concepts a...

  Mahmood Azizi
Manager, Iran

Failure of IT Projects

Hi Gowtham, yes you are right, lack of skill is one of the reason but as per the case there are many reasons that can af...

  Jacqueline E. Dennis, United States

Why IT Projects Fail

With all due respect, the response I gave is not theoretical. It is based on feedback from IT project managers worldwide...

  Mahmood Azizi
Manager, Iran

Failure of IT Projects

Hi Gowtham, will you compare MS-Project software with Primavera. The 1st one was designed and developed by IT specialist...

Management Consultant

Consistent Failures of IT Projects

The problem is not so much that IT projects fail in the first place but that such failure has become a norm over time. ...

Project Manager, India

Common Reasons for Faling IT Projects

Hi Gowtham, in my 15 years experience in Manufacturing and IT, I have seen that quite often the customer expects too muc...

  Mau Chi
Manager, Italy

Why so many IT Projects are Failing?

In my experience, lack of communication is the root cause of project failures. Beware, there can be a lack of communica...


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