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  • This section is on projects and why they fail so often.

    Common reason why  projects fail:
    1. The Dunning-Kruger Effect People who don't understand what the project is trying to achieve and how the project should be structured make decisons outside their competencies.
    2. A lack of technical leadership - a leadership that should be provided by an architect
    3. No matter how it looks at first, it's always a people problem*
    4. Mis-understanding the role of requirements. The Requirements Myth
    5. Vendors sell solutions. It's your job to make sure what a vendor sells solves your problem.

    * With acknowledgement to Gerald M. Weinberg "The Secrets of Consulting: A Guide to Giving and Getting Advice Successfully"