Why Projects Fail

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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: [...]

British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB)

The following entry is a record in the “Catalogue of Catastrophe” - a list of failed and troubled projects from around the word. British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) Limited – Middlesex, UK Project type: Customer Relations Management system Project name: Sky CRM Project Date: Jan 2010 court case concluded   Cost: £265M Synopsis: 2010 marked the end of [...]

Marin County

The following entry is a record in the “Catalogue of Catastrophe” - a list of failed and troubled projects from around the word. Marin County - California, USA Project type : Enterprise Resource Planning system – Accounting package Project name : MERIT (Marin Enterprise Resource Integrated Technology) Date : Jan 2013 court case settled  Cost :$33M Synopsis : Marin [...]

State of California

The following entry is a record in the “Catalogue of Catastrophe” - a list of failed and troubled projects from around the word. State of California – California, USA Project type : Payroll and benefits system Project name : 21st Century Project (MyCalPAYS)  Date : Feb 2013  Cost :$254M Synopsis : As with many large organizations, the state [...]