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Seven Characteristics of Dysfunctional Software Projects

Experience in identifying and evaluating project risks in large-scale software systems acquisition and development programs has led to development of a risk database. This database was analyzed and seven predominant characteristics were identified that provided insight into causes of dysfunctional software projects: failure to apply essential project management practices; unwarranted optimism/unrealistic management expectations; failure to implement effective software processes; premature declarations of victory; lack of program management leadership; untimely decision-making; and lack of proactive risk management.

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Seven Characteristics of Dysfunctional Software Projects
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