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.
 

On #6 Common Reasons for Project Failures

I agree with Mahmood that the primary reason for f (...)

  Erkan Gulec
Project Manager, United Arab Emirates
 

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  Jacqueline E. Dennis
 

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  Gowtham Podapati
Student (MBA), India
 

Discussion on Failure of IT Projects

@Mahmood Azizi: thanks for your reply. But do you (...)

  Mahmood Azizi
Manager, Iran
 

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Hi Gowtham, yes you are right, lack of skill is on (...)

  Jacqueline E. Dennis
 

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With all due respect, the response I gave is not t (...)

  Mahmood Azizi
Manager, Iran
 

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Hi Gowtham, will you compare MS-Project software w (...)

  Grynberg
Management Consultant
 

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The problem is not so much that IT projects fail i (...)

  SURENDRA GANGADHAR YERNAL
Project Manager, India
 

Common Reasons for Faling IT Projects

Hi Gowtham, in my 15 years experience in Manufactu (...)

  Mau Chi
Manager, Italy
 

Why so many IT Projects are Failing?

In my experience, lack of communication is the roo (...)

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