Websites fail to deliver IT projects on time, study finds

A quarter of websites are failing to deliver IT projects on time and to budget, according to a study from Vanson Bourne.

The survey of 100 UK IT managers...

A quarter of websites are failing to deliver IT projects on time and to budget, according to a study from Vanson Bourne.

The survey of 100 UK IT managers and directors for bespoke web software specialist New Bamboo found that nearly a quarter of website projects fail to be delivered within budget (24%). Some 5% of IT directors and managers surveyed admitted that they were unable to confirm the final cost of their web development project.

About 21% said their web development projects fails to meet stakeholder requirements. And nearly a third of web-based projects (31%) were not delivered within the agreed timescales.

IT managers and directors blamed the failings in their web project on too many changing requirements, too many stake holders to please and not enough budget or time to deliver.

Damien Tanner, co-founder of New Bamboo, said, "If companies are willing to accept failings in the development process for smaller projects, there is a real chance they may not revise their processes before tackling more ambitious projects."




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