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The IT Project Management Answer Book by David Pratt

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Chapter

1

WHY PROJECTS SUCCEED

IT projects are notoriously risky endeavors. When confronted with the prospect of a new IT project, business owners and executives too often predict dire outcomes: “If the project delivers anything at all, it will most likely be late and over budget.”

That attitude seems a bit unfair, particularly when nearly one-third of IT projects meet their objectives, provide the full scope defined for the project, and do so on time and on budget. Even so, two out of three business owners and executives most likely share that perspective, because they sponsored the other two-thirds of the IT projects that struggled or failed. ...

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