Uncertain Times – Odds of IT Project Failures?

Uncertain Times – Odds of IT Project Failures?

Globally, 30 – 40% of all IT projects are considered failures

DO THEY FAIL BECAUSE OF….

  • Unrealistic or unarticulated project goals?
  • Inaccurate estimates of needed resources?
  • Badly defined system requirements?
  • Poor reporting of the project’s status?
  • Unmanaged risks?
  • Poor communication among customers, developers, and users?
  • Use of immature technology?
  • Inability to handle the project’s complexity?
  • Sloppy development practices?
  • Poor project management?

YES!

THE TOP 5 CERTAINTY KILLERS

FOCUSING ON THE 20% THAT CREATE 80% OF THE PROBLEM

REQUIREMENTS

Unclear, lack of agreement, lack of priority, contradictory, ambiguous, imprecise

RESOURCES

Lack of resources, resource conflicts, turnover of key resources, poor planning

SCHEDULING

Too tight, unrealistic, overly optimistic

PLANNING

Based on insufficient data, missing items, insufficient details, poor estimates.

SCHEDULING

Too tight, unrealistic, overly optimistic

It’s incredible to consider that over a third of IT projects are likely to have serious problems. The financial impact of these failures is significant and meaningful , to say the very least.

Michael Krigsman – CEO of Asuret
A leading IT consulting & research firm

IS THERE ONE SIMPLE SOLUTION?

No, there are three!

The only way to experience 100% project success is to have the right people in the right roles following the right processes. If any of these parameters are out of integrity then 100% of IT projects will fail.

CONCEPT IN ACTION

CREATING CERTAINTY IN ACTION WITH PEOPLE, ROLES, AND PROCESSES

People

REQUIREMENTS

‣Ambiguous

‣Unclear

‣Imprecise

We are no strangers to overcoming to the ambiguous, in fact when we developed the first windows based point of sale system on the planet there were plenty of unclear elements.

As a result a rock solid process was born to combat this certainty killer.

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Roles

‣Lack of resources

‣Conflicts

‣Poor planning

Onsite, Onshore, Offshore

Processes

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