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Why IT Projects Fail

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    Even when an IT project is 'done,' it's not over, and neither are the associated costs. Regularly assess projects to ensure that they still satisfy business needs and are on their way to success. As part of these assessments, companies should find a business owner who can substantiate the value, suggests Mike Sisco, president of MDE Enterprises, an IT management and consulting company. He says: "If I can't find that, I'm going to cancel it, even if it's 60 percent done."

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Why IT Projects Fail

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    Even when an IT project is 'done,' it's not over, and neither are the associated costs. Regularly assess projects to ensure that they still satisfy business needs and are on their way to success. As part of these assessments, companies should find a business owner who can substantiate the value, suggests Mike Sisco, president of MDE Enterprises, an IT management and consulting company. He says: "If I can't find that, I'm going to cancel it, even if it's 60 percent done."

Project failure is an issue that seems to dog IT like no other. Be it government or private sector business, project failure has an enormous impact, costing billions of dollars every year. Too often, folks ignore the signs of imminent failure until there's nothing left to do but put a project out of its misery. With that in mind, we’ve compiled this list of early warning signs to help you recognize and address the problems before catastrophic failure occurs.

Additional Resources The IT Business Edge Knowledge Network offers the following free resources to aid in your project management initiatives.