Why Do Projects Fail?

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Los Angeles Unified School District

The following entry is a record in the “Catalogue of Catastrophe” – a list of failed or troubled projects from around the word. Los Angeles Unified School District – USA Project type : e-Enabled learning tools Project name : Instructional Technology Initiative Date : Apr 2015  Cost : $1.3B Synopsis : Bringing equal opportunity to students from all economic backgrounds is a […]

Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services

The following entry is a record in the “Catalogue of Catastrophe” – a list of failed or troubled projects from around the word. Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services – Canada Project type : Welfare management system Project name : Social Assistance Management System (SAMS) Date : Mar 2015  Cost : $214M Synopsis : It’s a narrative that journalists and popular opinion […]

British Home Office

The following entry is a record in the “Catalogue of Catastrophe” – a list of failed or troubled projects from around the word. British Home Office – UK Project type : Immigration controls Project name : e-Borders Date : Mar 2014  Cost : £224M Synopsis : With changing security threats, securing a country’s borders has become an ever increasing priority. The […]

State of Oregon

The following entry is a record in the “Catalogue of Catastrophe” – a list of failed or troubled projects from around the word. Oregon Health Authority – USA Project type : e-Commerce marketplace Project name : Cover Oregon Date : Apr 2014  Cost : $248M Synopsis : The problems implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the USA have been […]

State of Minnesota

The following entry is a record in the “Catalogue of Catastrophe” – a list of failed or troubled projects from around the word. State of Minnesota – USA Project type : e-Commerce marketplace Project name : The Affordable Care Act – MNsure Date : Jan 2014  Cost : In the region of $150M USD Synopsis : In Oct 2013, President Obama’s Healthcare.gov […]

Avon Products

The following entry is a record in the “Catalogue of Catastrophe” – a list of failed or troubled projects from around the word. Avon Products – Canada Project type : Product sales and ordering system Project name : The “Promise” project Date : Dec 2013  Cost : $100 to $125M Synopsis : Ding-dong – Avon calling. According to reports, a significant […]

Healthcare.gov

The following entry is a record in the “Catalogue of Catastrophe” – a list of failed or troubled projects from around the word. Department of Health and Human Services – USA Project type : e-Commerce marketplace Project name : The Affordable Care Act Date : Oct 2013  Cost : Unknown Synopsis : When the President of the United States has to […]

British Broadcasting Corporation

The following entry is a record in the “Catalogue of Catastrophe” – a list of failed or troubled projects from around the word. British Broadcasting Corporation – UK Project type : Digital archive Project name : The Digital Media Initiative Date : May 2013  Cost : £100M Synopsis : Having started operations in 1922, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) […]

New Zealand Ministry of Education

The following entry is a record in the “Catalogue of Catastrophe” – a list of failed or troubled projects from around the word. Ministry of Education – New Zealand Project type : Payroll system Project name : Novopay Date : Sep 2012 – May 2013 Cost : $30M NZD Synopsis : A 2010 report by accounting firm KPMG shone a spotlight […]

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

The following entry is a record in the “Catalogue of Catastrophe” – a list of failed or troubled projects from around the word. J.P. Morgan Chase  & Co.  Project type: Financial risk analysis tool Project name: New Synthetic Credit VaR (Value at Risk) Model Date: Sep 2011 (project) – Apr-Jun 2012 (operational failure)  Cost: Approximately $6B Synopsis: […]