21 Dec '15, 8pm

We Need Better IT Project Failure Post-Mortems

We Need Better IT Project Failure Post-Mortems

In pulling together this special interactive report on a decade’s worth of IT development projects and operational failures, the most vexing aspect of our efforts was finding trustworthy data on the failures themselves. We initially started with a much larger set than the 200 or so projects depicted in this report, but the project failure pool quickly shrank as we tried to get reliably documented, quantifiable information explaining what had occurred, when and why, who was affected, and most importantly, what the various economic and social impacts were. This was true not only for commercial IT project failures—which one would expect, given that corporations are extremely reticent to advertise their misfortunes in detail if at all—but also for government IT project failures. Numerous times, we reviewed government audit reports and found that a single agency had inexplicabl...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/riskfactor/computing/it/how-to-s...

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