The Role of the Pre-development Activities in Information Systems Projects’ Failure

Citation:
The Role of the Pre-development Activities in Information Systems Projects’ Failure, Hamada, Mohamed A., Mazen Sherif A., and Hassanein Ehab E. , The 46th Annual Conference on Statistics, Computer Science, and Operations Research issr, (2011)

Abstract:

Information systems (IS) development projects have high failure rates, lots of researches discussed IS projects failures and listed a huge number of failure reasons, despite that IS projects still have considerably high failure rates. This research looks for the sources of the failures as a new approach to decrease the failure probability of IS projects. Through investigating the failure reasons of IS projects, it has been detected that, most of failure reasons are attributed to the pre-development activities, which begin with the System Service Request (SSR) to initiate the projects and end with developing the project plan to represent a road map to explain how the project will progress through all its phases. Pre-development activities are focal points which have ability to improve IS projects success. So, an avoidance strategy includes many critical success factors for each pre-development activity is introduced as a swift solution for the research problem.

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