Top Reasons for Project Failure

Links to supporting information

  - Failure Statistics
  - Top 10 Sources of Project Failure
  - The Criteria for Success
  - Why Reengineering Projects Fail

Why do project fail? (In no particular order)

  - Poor definition of Requirements
  - Poor management of Goals and Objectives
  - Lack of sufficient resources
  - Lack of user involvement
  - Lack of executive support / sponsorship
  - Poor Project Planning
  - Lack of Skills (training and Education)
  - Poor Issue/Request management
  - Poor accountability structure
  - Poor control over changing requirements