Why Big IT Unification Projects Famously Fail

Why Big IT Unification Projects Famously Fail

Many people can tell you about a big IT project that was meant to save a lot of money and instead wasted a vast budget. There are some very famous examples out there — in the UK there’s the National Health Service systems unification project, in Canada there’s the government payroll unification project (Phoenix) and in the US the LA Unified School District project. Failed government projects run by private contractors get the most public attention (and costs in the billions) but there are also examples at private companies.