Category Archives: Project Delivery
Broken Glass Theory – Understanding the consequences of technical debt in software engineering
As software engineers, we often find ourselves racing against tight deadlines and competing priorities. In the face of these challenges, it can be tempting to cut corners or make compromises to get the job done. However, these shortcuts and trade-offs can have serious consequences in the long run, leading to what is known as technical…
Why do IT projects fail?
IT projects can fail for many reasons. One of the most common causes is underestimating how long the project will take to complete and not staying on top of deadlines. This could happen because a deadline was set too soon or due to unexpected delays such as technical issues, changes in scope, team members leaving before work is completed, lack of resources, etc. Other factors that contribute are unrealistic expectations from stakeholders about what can be done within a given timeframe and developers getting stuck on one issue while other tasks pile up behind them.