Understanding why software projects fail is the best way to make sure yours succeeds -- and the dotcom boom and bust teaches powerful new lessons every manager and developer must heed. Now, Robert Glass, the world's #1 expert on software project failure, has brought together dozens of the latest computer disasters -- on and off the Web. These are stories ripped from the latest headlines, each annotated with practical pointers for reducing your own software risk.KEY TOPICS:Robert Glass presents find failures of vision, strategy, technology, business models, leadership, partnership, and much more -- all with one thing in common: specific lessons you can learn to become a more effective manager. Among the high-profile failures Glass chronicles are: Pets.com, Wingspan Bank, Toysmart, ValueAmerica, Mortgage.com, Boo.com, Netscape, AtomicPop, TheBigStore, Inacom, Pandesic, and DrKoop.com. Glass also presents failures in the public sector, as well as the IT failures that allowed the Love Bug virus to damage enterprises worldwide.MARKET:For every IT manager, software architect, software engineer, developer, and project team member.
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