By categorizing documented causes of IT project failure, a majority—54 percent—are attributed to project management. Surprisingly to some, technical challenges are the least-cited factor at 3 percent.
For me, this is just a confirmation of the gut feeling I had for years. It doesn’t really matter which technology stack you are using for your project. The reasons for success or failure are usually somewhere else.
The article lists the following seven reasons for IT projects failure:
- Poor Project Planning and Direction
- Insufficient Communication
- Ineffective Management
- Failure to Align With Constituents and Stakeholders
- Ineffective Involvement of Executive Management
- Lack of Soft Skills or the Ability to Adapt
- Poor or Missing Methodology and Tools