Archive for September 2014

Changing the game – reducing the odds of project failure

In my previous post, I looked at the most common causes of IT project failure. So how can me reduce the effects of these issues, and maximize our chances for success? Well, let us learn from others – especially those in the agile software development community – who have been dealing with these issues for decades. Read more

The Trend of Failing Projects

Sadly, the biggest trend with large IT projects these days is that they’re often ending in failure rather than success. The larger the project is, the more likely it is to fail. According to a 2012 study by McKinsey; 17% of projects valued at 15 million or higher actually go over so poorly that they put the company’s existence in question. Of these high value IT projects, over 40% will fail. Bloch, Blumberg, and Laartz (2012) Read more