IT Project Failure Warning Signs
This list was adapted from ITBusinessEdge
Lack of governance: Project criteria, roles, processes & outcomes not used or accepted by management. Not understanding project risk.
Internal politics: Territorial fights. Its not my job, or “they” messed up.
Communication issues between the business and IT: IT talking with the business stakeholders about bandwidth and blobs rather than end user oriented benefits.
Unclear expectations: Bad estimates and ambiguous expectations.
Lack of fact based analysis: Plans not based on facts but on opinions. Studies have shown, for example, that projects of any magnitude can’t produce a viable estimate without a model like SEER.
Lack of input from users: IT may know how to do it but users probably know what they need better.
Changes in project without re-planning
Unplanned changes in key personnel
Unrealistic schedules: Projects on death marches.
Unanticipated operations costs: These must be estimated well up-front
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