Analysis Of Government IT Project Failure

Old, but still relevant analysis of government IT project failure here on HBR. The six themes are familiar:

  • Poor governance
  • Lump sum funding
  • Waterfall development
  • Scope creep
  • Automating too early
  • Doing data cleanup too late.

It’s not a bad list, although I’m surprised to see waterfall development on there. There’s nothing inherently wrong with waterfall, and I suspect the issues relate more to scope creep rather than the methodology choice.

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