Stories of failed information technology (IT) projects are legion, and the poor success rates have been documented in many studies . To some extent, the larger the project and the more time and money spent, the more elusive the success. I have been mulling over the reasons for project success based on my experience participating in projects and reading about the industry. Of course there are many reasons for success and failure, but I think the most important one is the willpower of the stakeholders and key project participants. Nearly all IT projects are challenging, and could easily be considered failures or the project team doesn't adapt to changes in requirements, technology, and other factors. The assumption that requirements are finite and stable is unrealistic. Rigid requirements can lead to project failure, or a product that technically meets the requirements but doesn't actually work. It's easy to point blame to all the participants in the project,
From James Townsend, vice president of Sylogist, thoughts on digital transformation, marketing automation, customer relationship management, Power Apps , Microsoft Dynamics 365, government contracting, customer service and more.