Why so many it projects fail Essay

2299 Words Mar 19th, 2014 10 Pages
CONTENTS

CONTENTS……………………………………………………………………………………………...….2

INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………………………….………….3

LITERATURE REVIEW…………………………………………………………………………………..3

2.1. Fr33zle.com……………………………………………………………………………..…..4
2.2. National Health Service’s – The National Programme for IT………….4
2.3. Hershey’s ERP System………………………………………………………………….5
2.4. Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) – Virtual Case File……...6
2.5. The Cabinet Office & ITNet – Datacentre Hosting……………………6

CONCLUSION………………………………………………………………………………………………7

REFERENCES………………………………………………………………………………………………..8

INTRODUCTION

Information Technology is used daily within our lives at the present moment, this
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This project included prescription services, clinical information and a web based booking system. It was then expected that NHS would invest a further total of £12.4 billion on this programme over ten year (House of Commons, 2007).

The main reasons for the failure of this project were issues with data management, patient confidentiality problems, and missing numerous deadlines; NPfiT has it all as stated by (Poole, 2011). The UK government decided to hold back the project even though the expenditure had sored above the £11 billion mark.

There are various other problems in addition of the main problems found such as (Smith, 2011) stated that it became clear that some suppliers did not have the capabilities that were needed to do what was actually required. If suppliers were not capable to be apart of this project would slow the project down and also it could lead the project to miss a lot of milestones and deadlines.

(Smith, 2011) also mentioned that the key users lacked in commitment to the Programme from the beginning and that suppliers also had to develop their systems and go out to sell them.

This case is similar to the Financial Information System for California (FI$cal), which was going to integrate different systems such as purchasing, budgeting, accounting etc.
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