Project Failure Signs

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  • An architect is not accountable for a design
  • Value is not clear
  • Inappropriate level of staffing for the effort
  • No one is responsible for the product
  • No executive buy-in
  • Unclear outcome
  • Fuzzy frontend project design work not completed
  • Training for developers not given
  • Lack of measures to indicate project success milestones
  • Users not bought in and press-ganged into use
  • Overactive marketing without regard for quality of the product

Some items inspired by Juval Löwy’s Righting Software.