Why Projects Fail

Barlow Frank Frank.Barlow at ICL.com
Tue Mar 26 04:28:01 EST 2002

I have used the DSDM (Dynamic Systems Development Method).

The method helps with some of the problems reported in this topic.

I am willing to pass on some notes, off-line,  on request;  or try

frank at adsum.org

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Cozens [mailto:rcozens at pon.net]
Sent: 25 March 2002 19:13
To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
Subject: Re: Why Projects Fail

>Most failing projects I encounter have problems not with tools or 
>coding as such but with:
>- initial and continuing specification failure by the customer and analyst
>- estimation error or unrealistic deadlines, with feeble risk 
>management [words highlighted in bright red]
>- scope creep [words highlighted in red with clashing cymbals] both 
>in its natural form and feeding hungrily on the first two.

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