You made the decision. You budgeted and acquired the capital, carefully selected vendors, you started development. You thought you were on the road to deliver your company a valuable software application, a transforming application, one that the company was counting on to deliver real results and solve a critical business need. Maybe you are getting ready to roll out a new software product to your customers.
Then something went wrong. It might have been problems with the vendor, or maybe the technology, perhaps just changes in company expectations. But months after it started, the project still isn’t finished or what was delivered falls short of its expectations. Now your company faces a challenge. Do you keep trying to complete the project? Do you find a new vendor? Do you kill it and chalk it up to experience that you’ll never do that again? Or do you just accept mediocrity and limp along, making do with ineffective or broken software because there isn’t the budget or the will to start over from scratch?
All is not lost. You don’t need to start over. Your failed or failing software project can be saved.