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Why Projects Fail?

The ITIL guru provides these statistics in an effort to discuss the reason for project flops.

  • 17% of large IT projects that fall short of expectations threaten the existence of the organization
  • 45% of large IT projects run over budget
  • 44% of the time large IT projects fall short of expected deliverable´s

Culture is the culprit of higher failure percentages.

Projects fail:

  • “58% of the time due to inability to change mindsets and attitudes.”
  • “32% of the time due to lack of senior management support.”

Why have you found that your IT projects have failed? Discuss it more at The ITIL guru.

About Ryan Malinoski

Ryan Malinoski was a staff writer and technical assistant for CAI's Accelerating IT Success. He joined the team in 2013.

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