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Software Failures
Software      Failures     Cost     up     to     $60
Billion to US economy a success is only16.2%.
These are the software projects that are completed on
time and on budget. This success rate is even lower
in bigger organizations; an alarming 9% that manage
to meet their time and cost requirements, most of
which still fail to meet their specifications.
Alarmingly, A Standish Group research report shows
that a staggering 31.1% of projects are canceled
before they ever get completed. Further results
indicate 52.7% of projects will cost 189% of their
original estimates “annually.

Moreover, the average number of projects becoming a success is only 16.2%. These are the
software projects that are completed on time and on budget. This success rate is even lower in
bigger organizations; an alarming 9% that manage to meet their time and cost requirements, most
of which still fail to meet their specifications.

A project is said to have failed when it is unable to complete in the allotted budget and resources,
or when it delivers later than it was decided, or when it is unable to meet the requirements set out
in the project definition phases. History shows that the proportion of projects meeting all three of
these requirements is very small.

IT projects; especially those involved in the creation and management of software are very
different from other kinds of projects such as a construction project. First of all; Failure or flaw
in an IT project might not be as apparent as projects that can be seen and touched and more
alarmingly, identifying the root cause is not as simple a job in IT projects as it might be in other
sorts of projects.

There is an old saying that Goes like, “There are a million ways to do something wrong but only
one way to do it right”. When it comes to IT projects, nothing can be further from reality. It is
always the same bunch of reasons that cause failure. This article and those that follow will
highlight a few of them hoping that it helps us be prepared to dodge these reasons in the future!

Failed projects could be of the following 4 Kinds

1)   Failure caused by bad management

2)   Failure caused by poor team effort

3)   Failure caused by poor end product

4)   Failure caused by errors that could have been caught
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Description: Software Failures Cost up to $60 Billion to US economy a success is only16.2%. These are the software projects that are completed on time and on budget. This success rate is even lower in bigger organizations; an alarming 9% that manage to meet their time and cost requirements, most of which still fail to meet their specifications.