Following entry is a record in the “Catalogue of Catastrophe” – a list of failed and troubled projects from around the world.
University of Wisconsin
Project type : Payroll and benefits system
Date : May 2006 Cost :$28M USD
Payroll and benefits system project is abandoned after 5 years of effort. Board of governors (regents) had not received a single report on the project in its 5 years and was unaware that the University was facing a large scale project failure.
Contributing factors as reported in the press :
Lack of management oversight. Poor leadership. Lack of planning. Bureaucratic infighting.
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