11 signs your IT project is doomed

May 6, 2013 from InfoWorld – “The IT world is no stranger to projects that go down in flames. In fact, anyone who has had the unenviable pleasure of participating in a failed IT effort likely sensed its demise well before the go-live date…

We have gathered 11 red flags to look for in assessing IT project health. Be proactive whenever you encounter one — or if you can, simply walk away. You career depends on it…”

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180 View – The signs are not limited to just IT projects. Although the article is useful regarding the red flags, I don’t agree with the advice of walking away. Most people don’t have that option. And even if you do have that option, you should reduce the risks of project failure rather than take a CYA (cover your ass) perspective.