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Software Development Failures


MIT Press





Failed or abandoned software development projects cost the U.S. economy
alone billions of dollars a year. In Software Development Failures, Kweku
Ewusi-Mensah offers an empirically grounded study that suggests why these failures
happen and how they can be avoided. Case studies analyzed include the well-known
Confirm travel industry reservation program, FoxMeyer's Delta, the IRS's Tax System
Modernization, the Denver International Airport's Baggage Handling System, and
CODIS.It has been estimated that one-third of software development projects fail or
are abandoned outright because of cost overruns, delays, and reduced functionality.
Some consider this an acceptable risk -- that it is simply the cost of doing
business. Ewusi-Mensah argues that understanding the factors involved in development
failures will help developers and businesses bring down the rate of software failure
and abandoned projects.Ewusi-Mensah explores the reasons software development
projects are vulnerable to failure and why issues of management and organization are
at the core of any failed project. He examines these projects not from a
deterministically technical perspective but as part of a complex technical and
social process; he proposes a framework of factors that contribute to the decision
to abandon a project and enumerates the risks and uncertainties inherent in each
phase of a project's life cycle. Exploring the multiplicity of factors that make
software development risky, he presents empirical data that is reinforced by
analyses of the reported cases. He emphasizes the role of the user in the
development process and considers the effect of organizational politics on a
project. Finally, he considers what lessons can be learned from past failures and
how software development practices can be improved.
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Ewusi-Mensah, Kweku
Kweku Ewusi-Mensah is Professor of Computer Information Systems at Loyola
Marymount University.


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