Why do IT projects so often go wrong?
You have probably asked yourself this question a lot of times. You might even personally have some experience that provides a partial answer. Often the result of a failed or partly failed IT project is loss of money, prestige or strategic advantage for the organization affected.
And somehow it seems that IT projects are more disaster-prone than other kinds of projects (though I am sure a Roman architect around 0 BCE would say the same thing about bridges or something).
But why is this so? Maybe by trying to uncover the many commonalities between IT project crises we can find a pattern. That is why I have created the IT Project Disaster Benchmark survey.
It is a web survey asking you a lot of questions a bout any specific IT project you might have in mind that went wrong somehow. By completing the survey you are contributing to a common repository of knowledge and you are therefor rewarded by free access to the complete report resulting from the survey.
Please help spreading this – the more projects that are analyzed, the more useful the report.