Projects by nature are not systemic. They do not involve repetitive work and processes. Every project is unique and involves widespread team players. They have a fixed start and end schedule. This makes management and systemization all the more challenging. These challenges typically surround projects not being completed within the scheduled date, exceeding the budget and going out of scope. Various issues lead to an IT project failure.
Here we will focus on some of the major causes that lead to an IT project failure and try to provide solutions to them.
Inability to obtain information on time: In a fast paced environment, project managers may not be able to update the schedule as he might get busy with managing other project related problems and resource allocation. Resources are also shared across multiple projects. All of this leads to incomplete updating of the task schedule. Executives do not have visibility of the entire enterprise project. They are also not able to view the schedules real-time or view the project report. This makes the management incapable of re-directing effort or cancellation things go awry. Even the team members are unaware of the daily task or task priority if involved in multiple projects. Inability to obtain the most needed information at the right time by all the stakeholders (manager, management and team member) leads to confusion and poor visibility of project priorities.
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