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  • Bob shared from How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business by Douglas W. Hubbard
    It is not too bold a statement to say that a software development project is one of the riskiest investments a business makes. For example, the chance of a large software project being canceled increases with project duration. In the 1990s, those projects that exceeded two years of elapsed calendar time in development had a default rate that exceeded the worst-rated junk bonds (something over 25%). Yet most companies that use ROI analysis do not account for this risk. The typical hurdle rates are not adjusted for differences in the risk of IT projects, even though risk should be a huge factor...
    Note: thought you would enjoy this passage.
  • Bob shared from How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business by Douglas W. Hubbard
    It is not too bold a statement to say that a software development project is one of the riskiest investments a business makes. For example, the chance of a large software project being canceled increases with project duration. In the 1990s, those projects that exceeded two years of elapsed calendar time in development had a default rate that exceeded the worst-rated junk bonds (something over 25%). Yet most companies that use ROI analysis do not account for this risk. The typical hurdle rates are not adjusted for differences in the risk of IT projects, even though risk should be a huge factor...
    Note: thought you would enjoy this passage.
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Bob Rayes