Sometimes It Is Worth Not To Make Software

Some statistics about software projects:

  • 23% of software projects fail to deliver any working software
  • delivered software in average 45% over budget, 63% over schedule and has only 67% of the initially planned functionality
Source: EXTREME CHAOS. The Standish Group, West Yarmouth, MA, 2001

On top of that, as I stated in the article The Half-life of Software, nearly 50% of software released today will be retired in the next four years.

Oct 11, 2019. Berlin