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What are the major reasons for IT project failures? Are they because of problems with project management life cycle, product development life cycle, project manager incompetence, poor execution, or something else?
Why do you believe some projects do not meet their objective or scope?

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Project failures occur for a number of reasons. It is generally believed that the study of analysis and design was not put into place until the 1970's. There were some business models and analysis before then, but it was in an economy of diminishing returns. IT solutions is the opposite, because it is an area where customers are gained and products are licensed and developed for continual use. The biggest problem is that each person who works on ...

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People have different understandings of what the project is, what is needed, what other people roles are and what their role is. The biggest problem is that each person who works on the project is a specialist in a very refined, detailed area and has little understanding of all the other parts that are in consideration. We will consider the pitfalls and how best to avoid common problems.

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