Critical Success and Failure Factors of Software Projects

By S.N.Geethalakshmi Subbarayan, Shanmugam Arumugham and Subbarayan Venkatasubramaniam.

Published by The Technology Collection

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There is a growing need for the management of projects in various software organizations. Project success and failure are rarely described in absolute terms. Our knowledge and understanding of critical success and failure factors as well as how to measure them have great importance for effective software project management. Several studies on the success and failure of software projects have been predominantly conducted in the Western settings. Moreover, the results seem to be inconclusive. This study attempts to identify the top five reasons that constitute the success and failure of software projects in the Indian settings. The results show that a uniform pattern as compared to the extant literature does not emerge. The authors have discussed the results and have given implications for the organization.

Keywords: Software Projects, Success Factors, Failure Factors, Indian Settings

The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.103-106. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 505.466KB).

S.N.Geethalakshmi Subbarayan

Lecturer, Computer Science, Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Selection Grade Lecturer and Research Scholar of Department of computer science. Carrying out research work in the field of software engineering.

Dr. Shanmugam Arumugham

Principal, Bannariamman Institute of Technology, Erode District, Tamil Nadu, India

Principal, Bannariamman Institute of Technology.

Subbarayan Venkatasubramaniam

Project Manager, Pricol Limited, India

Project Manager, PMP certified.

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