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Why are projects so challenging?

Well, it’s mostly because projects are unique and when we try something new, the results can be unexpected! Project failure is most commonly considered in terms of cost escalation, schedule slippage or a failure to deliver the expected benefits. These are the outcomes. The reasons projects fail can be many but it’s generally when experience, methodology and innovation are not applied end-to-end, from project inception to completion.

The top reasons for IT project failure include:

  • Poor management support
  • Inadequate requirements
  • Lack of basic project management control
  • Communication breakdown
  • Inadequate testing
  • Poor planning and financial management
  • Failure to manage supplier and contract relationships
  • Lack of attention to risks and issues

We understand these challenges and risks. We have the people, the knowledge, the approach and the track record to help you minimise, mitigate, manage and ultimately overcome them - with the right professionals on board you can substantially increase the likelihood of success.

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