Project plans lay out a defined series of steps to accomplish a goal. Most software development methodologies produce an undesirable goal—failure. The 60% failure rate is not just dumb luck, it is the natural consequence of the methodology. To change the outcome, we must change our methodology!

I’ve witnessed failed projects which did not achieve business results. Despite experience and planning, many times the best efforts still turned into the worst results. Developers typically lack a good road map to navigate their project to a successful end. This lack of direction dooms the project before the first line of code is even written.

Don’t become another victim of project failure—adopt a proven software development methodology!