5.2. Why Software Projects Fail

Seventy percent of software projects fail. Seventy. There are a number of reasons for this. Some of these reasons are just as insidious in Web application projects. Understanding and avoiding these pitfalls is crucial to the success of your project.

5.2.1. Inadequate Gathering of Requirements

Gathering requirements is very important to a project. Because it sounds almost too obvious to state, many programmers even overlook this stage for smaller projects. In my view, conducting smart interviews of the important players in the problem domain in order to arrive at the true requirements for a system is the key to a successful project. The inability to gain access to these players is a major reason why software projects ...

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