Fixing the Requirements Mess
In "Fixing the Requirements Mess" CIO magazine explores the challenges of managing and articulating requirements.
Requirements, as every CIO knows, are a problem, but CIOs may not be aware of just how catastrophic the problem has become. Analysts report that as many as 71 percent of software projects that fail do so because of poor requirements management, making it the single biggest reason for project failure--bigger than bad technology, missed deadlines or change management fiascoes. Though CIOs are rarely directly responsible for requirements management, they are accountable for poor outcomes, which, when requirements go bad, can include: project delays, software that doesn't do what it's supposed to and, worst of all, software that may not work correctly when rolled out, putting the business--and the CIO's job--at risk.
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