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IT projects: why you need to fail more often

From TechRepublic

“Having a higher rate of IT project failures could be good for your organisation, making it more efficient more rapidly.

Businesses that experience a larger percentage of schemes that go wrong are likely to develop a culture of experimentation and should become more adept at identifying the likely success or failure of projects earlier in their life, according to analyst firm Gartner.

Project managers who take an approach that accepts failure rates of between one in five and one in three will ultimately end up making technology more responsive to business conditions.

In the present uncertain economic climate, increased risks cannot be completely mitigated and are inherent in many projects that need to be undertaken, Audrey Apfel, managing vice president at Gartner, said in a statement.”

Read more at TechRepublic

NCC Weekly News Update 13 May 2013



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