Leading reasons for software project failure according to developers worldwide, as of 2015

Loading statistic...
Share of respondents
Changing or poorly documented requirements48%
Underfunding or under-resourcing40%
Poor team or organizational management37%
Insufficient time allocated to testing32%
Developer churn and loss of key talent/employee23%
Missed delivery timeline expectations22%
Time constraints and pre-mature software release21%
Immature dev tools and application platforms17%

© Statista 2017

Download Settings Share
Chart type
Datalabels
Share on Social Media
HTML code to embed chart as PNG (FAQ)
Description Source More information
The statistic displays the top reasons behind the failure of software projects, according to developers, worldwide, as of April 2015. When surveyed, 48 percent of developers pointed at changing or poorly documented requirements as one of the leading reasons for software project failure.
Show more
Release date
August 2015
Region
World
Survey time period
April 2015
Number of respondents
855 respondents
Special properties
Software developers

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year

Statistics on "Software development"

  • Market outlook
  • Software development
The most important statistics
  • Internet of Things development
  • Cloud and big data development
The most important statistics
  • Containers and OpenStack development
The most important statistics
  • Mobile app development
The most important statistics
  • Game development
The most important statistics

Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format

Software development

All Information
in one Presentation

Software development

Everything On "Software development" in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Statista for Your Company: The Research and Analysis Tool

  • Product Film
  • Statistics
  • Downloads

Our Premium Statistics - facts for your business

Currently, Statista provides more than 1 million statistics.
93 percent (all Premium content) are exclusively accessible via our professional accounts.

Unlimited access

As a Statista Premium customer, you receive unlimited access to all statistics at all times. Including downloads of data in the most common formats (XLS, PDF & PNG). Create relevant and significant statistics in no time.

You are in good company

Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages

Our Business Solutions: Save Time and Money

only

$588*

per year
Your advantages
  • Full access to all our statistics
  • Download as XLS, PDF & PNG
  • Relevant data: complete source information
All functions of our platform illustrated face-to-face
  • Learn how Statista supports your company
  • Extensive tour across the whole portal
  • Personal guidance by our support team
The knowledge database for your company
  • All functions of the Premium Account
  • Access to dossiers, forecasts and studies
  • Access to our international database
  • Publishing rights and other exclusive functions