Overcome Infamous Failures, Classic Mistakes, And Best Practices In IT Projects

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Project Management: How to Overcome Infamous Failures, Classic Mistakes, and Best Practice’s in IT Projects Jyothi Priya, Alekapatti Nandagopal, MS ITM, UTD.
Abstract
The article of Ryan Nelson reveals the reasons behind the IT projects failures. Improper project management, poor requirements gathering, over-estimated programming development, under Estimation, inefficient risk management, poor Quality Assurance, and misuse of advanced technology misuse are the major issues for those failures. From the McConnell findings major IT failures are grouped as Process failures (45%), People failures (43%), Product failures (8%) and Technology failures (4%). Few techniques where introduced for best practices in Project management. Later discussed about the techniques learnt from the
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Planning, Time, Budget, Technology, and Quality are the major factors for project success.
Conclusion
Organizations are totally dependent on their IT systems; indeed. Yet all the evidence points to the fact that proper Planning and Defining Scope, Activity Sequencing, Efficient Resource Planning, Proper Time Estimation and appropriate Budget Estimation, Documentation of tasks, Risk Analysis, Quality Control, Managing Risks and Issues on timely basis, Monitoring and Reporting Progress on time leads to deliver projects are kept on time.
References
1. R. Ryan Nelson, 2007. IT Project Management: Infamous Failures, Classic Mistakes, and Best Practices: MIS Quarterly Executive Vol. 6 No. 2 / June 2007.
2. Essential Knowledge and Management Issues in Law Firms by Martin Apistola, Peter Gottschalk
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