According to Standish Group, top causes of failed IT project are these:
lack of end-user engagement,
changes in scope,
lack of management support,
lack of planning,
unrealistic and unclear goals.
I haven’t seen too many failed Microsoft Dynamics NAV implementation projects, but those that I did see fail, have failed precisely for a selection of these reasons.
Take a closer look at the list above. Doesn’t it seem that the blame lays mostly on the customer? But is it really customer’s fault?
Continue reading How to prevent failure: project education
Last week I participated in a discussion about budgets and whether you should ask your potential customers their budget. It made me think: how often do customers reveal their project budgets before the consultants bid?
From my personal experience—not too often. What a waste! Of time, money, and opportunity.
Continue reading Do you trust your vendor: 9 good reasons to reveal your project budget up front
The is an important indicator of your project’s alignment with the standard functionality. degree of fit
After you determine the degree of fit, and understand what it means for the project, do you just passively accept the findings, or do you do something to make them more favorable?
Continue reading The value of Degree of Fit: understanding risks