95% of IT projects delivered late, study finds

Slashdot points to an article that covers a study by Info-Tech Research Group that finds 95 per cent of information technology groups "are not delivering some number of projects on time or to the full satisfaction of the business executive." 1,400 IT decision makers from mid-sized companies in Canada, the United States and Britain took part in the study.

Slashdot points to an article that covers a study by Info-Tech Research Group that finds 95 per cent of information technology groups "are not delivering some number of projects on time or to the full satisfaction of the business executive." 1,400 IT decision makers from mid-sized companies in Canada, the United States and Britain took part in the study.

According to the article, Info-Tech says that the top three "perceived" reasons for project failures include unrealistic time frames, staff shortages and poorly defined project scopes. Additionally, executives note that IT vendors often dont deliver what they promise.

While a myriad of reasons can cause a less than perfect delivery, the author of the article makes a well-argued point that, "IT vendors might be the ones ultimately at fault in some of the most serious project failures".