Project failure is good for your career

Being involved in an IT failure could be a wise career move, according to analyst firm Gartner.

Being involved in an IT failure could be a wise career move, according to analyst firm Gartner.

Gartner has urged companies not to write off employees who have been involved in project failures. Taking part in a failed IT project should not be seen as a badge of shame for IT professionals because new projects show innovation and fresh thinking, it argued.

Instead, companies need to be more ruthless when deciding whether or not to press ahead with troubled IT projects, killing them sooner and more often.

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