How does a project get to be 5 Years Late?

"One day at a time"

The project objective consists of the business benefits that an organization expects to achieve as a result of spending time and exerting effort to complete a project. Project objectives are basically the reasons for doing the project and should not be confused with project products, i.e. deliverables. Generally, the project is considered successful if the project objectives are met successfully.

Success means
Increased Ridership
Increased system reliability
Happy customers

Table of benefits costs
Name Cost Benefit Success
AVL System $550,000 Management and Operations DRI bankrupt Unknown Success
511 Phone predictions included Customer Predictions Phone 80%
Passenger advisory Signs included Customer Predictions Street 50%
Fare box data integration $30,000 Data integration 60%
Maintenance Contract $135k/year Complete system Overall success depends on successor owner

 OOPS Examples from analysis of the fares data tagged by the DRI interface to the fare box. There is no stop 0 so the counts shown below are representative of the errors produced by the DRI AVL.Clearly this makes the data quality insufuficiently correct to be useful.

STOP #             FARETYPE                      COUNT

0 114 - Stored ride ca 9791
0 115 - Period pass 63305
0 116 - Stored value c 1615
0 118 - Transfer recei 18102
0 119 - Got fare 148451
0 143 - Token or ticke 2613

A list of all the top factors found in “Failed” projects

(X) 1.   Incomplete Requirements

(  ) 2.   Lack of user involvement

(  ) 3.   Lack of Resources

(X) 4.   Unrealistic Expectations

(e ) 5.   Lack of Executive Support

(X) 6.   Changing Requirements & Specifications

(X ) 7.   Lack of Planning

(  ) 8.   Didn’t Need it Any Longer

(  ) 9.   Lack of IT management

(X) 10. Technical Illiteracy

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