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Software disasters are common when the development process is poorly implemented. As in the case ³In 2001, the FBI had launched the Trilogy project, a project designed to update the FBI¶s IT infrastructure.´ The disaster caused the FBI to ³scrapped its computer systems overhaul after four years of effort. The Virtual Case File project was a massive, integrated software system for agents to share case files and other information´. The cost for the entire software process costs 105 million but still had no effective case file solution. The software caused ³mismanagement, and an attempt to build a long-term project on technology that was outdated before the project completed, resulted in a complex and unusable system´. Classic mistakes were ignoring the users sinceuser involvement is a critical factor in the success of software projects. Undoubtedly, ³the users with the best understanding of what¶s needed are often the ones who the busiest are doing other important things´.It¶s tempting to say that you don¶t need those users and hope that you can get by with just your business analysts. Second classic mistake would be expecting requirements to remain stable. User will always change their minds so it¶s best to stay on top of those expectations. The third and final classic mistakes areThe Big Bang Deployment. ³VCF was meant to be a replacement for a mainframe-based green-screen application. The FBI decided to deploy VCF with a big bang approach: They would develop a full replacement for the old application, switch off the old one, and switch on the new one.´This was not a great in many ways. From a technical perspective, ³it means that you have to have a complete replacement for all of the functionality in the old system even the defected files.´ Overall the loss of very significant and other companies should learn from other companies.