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Study finds more than Euro 1bn wasted in ICT project management

Ireland is wasting €1.1 billion on ICT project management annually across the public and private sectors, according to researchers at Lero.

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
27th April, 2014
Lero researchers in NUI Galway (from left) Dr Kieran Conboy, Dr Orla O'Dwyer and Roger Sweetman. Picture: Aengus McMahon

Ireland is wasting €1.1 billion on ICT project management annually across the public and private sectors, according to researchers at Lero, the Irish software engineering research centre in NUI Galway.

The Lero study sought to identify challenges facing businesses in managing ICT projects. ''While about 50 per cent of projects don't reach all of their benefits, about 10 to 15 per cent of expenditure is completely written off, said Roger Sweetman, a researcher at Lero.

Sweetman said instances...

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