TITLE

Understanding the Sources of Information Systems Project Failure

AUTHOR(S)
McManus, John; Wood-Harper, Trevor
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Management Services;Autumn2007, Vol. 51 Issue 3, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Previous research undertaken by the authors in 2002 highlights that only one in eight information technology projects can be considered truly successful (failure being described as those projects that do not meet the original time, cost and quality requirements criteria). Despite such failures, huge sums continue to be invested in information systems projects and written off, for example the cost of project failure across the European Union was 142 billion Euros in 2004. 'Whilst our understanding of the importance of project failure has increased, many of the underlying reasons for failure still remain an issue and a point of contention for practitioners and academics alike. This paper examines through case research some of issues and casual factors of information systems project failure.
ACCESSION #
26797713

 

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