Category Archives: Failing IT-Projects

Blogs about failing IT-Projects

Is this the age of throw-away software systems?

In my ~ 20 years as Software Developer and Architect, it has always been unquestionable for me to aim for high quality in my software projects. I have especially appreciated to learn about Clean Code in the last 6 or 7 years. But recently I had a discussion with another external consultant about software development processes and practices, which showed me a completely different view. A view that might correspond indeed to the reality, but it’s definitely a view that occurs undesirable and ugly to me….

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10 Signs when projects are doomed to failure

Are you working on a project, that runs badly? Have you ever asked yourself if your project is doomed to failure? In this blog, I will list 10 signs, that may help you to find out.

Let me quickly tell you, who I am: I am working as an IT freelancer / consultant in the area of Java(TM) Enterprise Applications since 2000 and I must admit, that besides some successful projects, I also had to experience a few project failures. From that experience, I proclaim that it would have been possible for the decision makers to save a lot of money by stopping / restarting the projects earlier – they just should have been more aware of the signs themselves or they should not have been ignoring them for a too long time. Anyway, I would like to share my personal experiences in this area and of course I am interested in feedback about similar situations, that you have been going through…

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