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Critical Failure Factors (CFFs) of IT Projects

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Abstract: There is much hype about the organizational IT project failure rate in both industry and research community. 66 factors of IT project failure are identified based on literature review of conceptual and empirical studies. The IT project failures factors are categorized into 6 categories such as environmental factors, organizational factors, team factors, project factors, technology factors and project management factors. Based on the occurrence of each project failure factor in the collected literature, top-10 Critical Failure Factors (CFFs) of IT projects are identified. The top ten critical failure factors of IT projects include poor project planning, inappropriate estimations, unclear project objectives & goals, lack of senior management involvement, support and commitment, lack of risk management, unrealistic schedules and deadlines, scope creep, project management methodology,ineffective communication, and vague requirements and scope.

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