Copyright © 2001 by Edward Yourdon
What’s so different about e-business projects?
Users and managers are becoming ever more demanding.
Many e-business projects are defined as “mission-critical”
Many e-business projects require BPR to succeed
— just like theearly days of client-server projects, during which we learned that80% of BPR projects were failures.
Peopleware issues are often exacerbated
— shortage of skills,decreasing company loyalty, inclusion of people with no formal ITbackground (“testing? what’s that?”)
Pace of business demands ever-faster implementation
. Death-marchproject schedules tempt project teams to abandon all “process”
“External” e-business projects are often exposed to much greater risks than before
— e.g., performance problems, reliability, security,privacy, etc.
New technologies are emerging ever faster ... e.g., wirelesstechnologies, Microsoft’s .NET, new development environments, etc.
For more details, see my Aug 2000