From the IEEE: Large IT projects failing ?

andre kesteloot andre.kesteloot at
Thu Dec 10 14:56:10 CST 2009

/Podcast: /Big IT Projects Fail Worldwide 
Are big IT projects doomed to failure? Within the last week the UK has 
scaled back the National Health Service’s National Program for IT after 
acknowledging that £12 billion has been spent with little to show for 
it. That story comes on the heels of a California newspaper 
investigation that looked at three of the state’s big government 
projects that are US $2 billion over budget, late, and performing 
poorly. Software systems expert Robert N. Charette explains why these 
types of failures are all too common. *Listen now.* 

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