Software failure and procurement research

IT Professionals NZ are undertaking significant research into the impact of software procurement on IT project failure and would like your input.

The research explores what software factors and characteristics are responsible for project failure, then analyses whether different approaches to procurement in New Zealand might mitigate these factors. The intention is to determine whether there is evidence that alternative approaches, such as non-price based procurement, would lead to more successful outcomes for software projects than the existing procurement models.

As part of this research, a very short survey has been released looking into several of these factors in New Zealand.

This survey is for those who:

1. Have been, or currently are, involved in software development in any context or role, OR

2. Have been involved in any way in responding to IT-related procurement or tender requests.

It is important that this research is informed with broad views from right across the sector, and for this reason we would ask that everyone reading this who fits within these two categories take the time to respond.

Click here to complete the short survey.

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