• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Explanation as to why projects fail

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

[P1] Explanation as to why projects fail Lack of staff expertise Having the right members of staff is very crucial when running a project. Project mangers have to be extremely careful when employing members of staff, hiring people that do not know how to use tools during the development of a project can result in time consumption. Going over the budget If the project manager wastes more money then necessary, then how their project going to be able to continue, how will members of staff get paid, and where are they going to get the money for the tools that are needed. Project managers have to always be wary about how much money is being spent and to always keep track of their budget and avoid spending too much money. Insufficient details from client It is extremely important for the project manager to find out as many details as possible in order to create the product for them. ...read more.

Middle

They can over-run (passed the deadline) If a project has passed its deadline, it has failed and the client will probably not be able to afford the project any longer and will terminate the project. Projects can pass the deadline simply because certain problems may have been very difficult to overcome and therefore time-consuming. Other things can also include members of staff not working full time or not working properly in the project. Poor communication People have to communicate with each other in order to know what is happening and what is going on. If people do not communicate with each other then how they will know if they are doing everything in the correct order and if everything is working perfectly in order for them to continue. It is extremely important that members of staff tell each other when to apply certain things or when to start creating little bits in order to make the project. ...read more.

Conclusion

It is recommended that project managers review all project plans so that they will be able to see if they are all realistic before they proceed with anything. Poor Testing People that are developing projects will have to carefully test them and also test to see if it meets the business requirements. But testing can sometimes fail because of many faults, these can include: * Poor requirements * Tests not done properly or not at all * Trained users that do not know the purpose of the system * Insufficient time to perform tests as the project is late Bad decisions being made This can involve wrong decisions that have been made by the project manager. Bad decisions can normally happen if no planning has taken place and the project manager does things without any meaning or thinking about it, managers will need to carefully make any decision. An example of this could be hiring more staff then needed or buying more software's then needed for the project. Reference details: http://www.adaptivepartners.com/projfailb.htm 22/09/09 http://www.coleyconsulting.co.uk/failure.htm 22/09/09 http://www.carlosconsulting.com/downloads/Reasons_why_projects_fail.pdf 06/10/09 ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Computer Science section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Computer Science essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    The systems development life cycle (SDLC) is a conceptual model used in project management ...

    3 star(s)

    User confusion of prototype and finished system: Users can begin to think that a prototype, intended to be thrown away, is actually a final system that merely needs to be finished or polished. (They are, for example, often unaware of the effort needed to add error-checking and security features which a prototype may not have.)

  2. Computing Project

    The shop clerk/user will give a form to the customer to fill in and return to him so that he can fill in the details into the system which will be stored in the 'Members Table' and the system will then also generate and assign a member id for the new member.

  1. Smart Card System

    Pt.: None Input Format: 20(15) Output Format: 20(15) Default value: 15 [ ] Continuous or [ ] Discrete [ ] Alphabetic [?] Alphanumeric [ ] Date [ ] Numeric [ ] Base or [ ] Derived Validation Criteria Continuous: Upper Limit: Lower Limit: Discrete: Upper Limit: Lower Limit: Comments: Staff

  2. Computing Project

    The system can be used on a laptop that the instructor carries with him in the car so that he can access all the details and do everything he could possibly need to do from the car itself. This will mean there are fewer chances of making mistakes and it will all be based around a real time situation.

  1. How to minimise the chance of project failing

    important if the mangers warns the client if any further requirements are needed, otherwise the client will be warned that no changes will be carried out during the process of the project. Not enough proper time to research and plan Before starting any project, planning is extremely important to be

  2. Network Planning

    This topology is passive and computers only 'listen' for the signal and do not move the signal further across the network. Because of this, only one device may transmit data at a time. The simplicity of this networks means that it is very easy to install initially and then later extend.

  1. Flexible Architectures in Communication Security Application

    Branch shows the effects of mispredictions, Issue shows the impact of reducing issue width. Mem shows the impact of introducing a realistic memory system, and Res gives the impact of limited functional unit resources.

  2. CP3 - Proposed Solution to a Realistic Problem - Apartment Administration software

    The client has to input data into the system in order for it to function correctly. All of the data that is inputted into the current system is either numerical or alphabetical. A typical cycle of the system, 1. My client receives a booking from a customer.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work