Baby IT projects need TLC, not tinkering

Labrow, Peter
September 2003
IT Training;Sep2003, p30
Trade Publication
The article focuses on reasons for failure of IT projects. Although project management professionals might not like it, project management is gathering a status more akin to Russian Roulette. In today's risk-averse business environment, there is such a fear of project failure that projects are trimmed, economized, or even cancelled, which doesn't help IT firms survive in these troubled times. Plenty of projects fail as a result of poor project management, but many fail because they never had a chance. For a project to succeed, get a trained and experienced project manager in early and really listen to what they say, because success comes at a price, always.


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