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

Leading reasons for software project failure worldwide 2015 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.
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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%
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%
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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.
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Release date
August 2015
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
April 2015
Number of respondents
855 respondents
Special properties
Software developers

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