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Project Failure Case Studies and Suggestion

by Nilofur Abbasi, Iqra Wajid, Zahra Iqbal, Fareeha Zafar
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 86 - Number 6
Year of Publication: 2014
Authors: Nilofur Abbasi, Iqra Wajid, Zahra Iqbal, Fareeha Zafar

Nilofur Abbasi, Iqra Wajid, Zahra Iqbal, Fareeha Zafar . Project Failure Case Studies and Suggestion. International Journal of Computer Applications. 86, 6 ( January 2014), 34-39. DOI=10.5120/14992-2696

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author = { Nilofur Abbasi, Iqra Wajid, Zahra Iqbal, Fareeha Zafar },
title = { Project Failure Case Studies and Suggestion },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { January 2014 },
volume = { 86 },
number = { 6 },
month = { January },
year = { 2014 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 34-39 },
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doi = { 10.5120/14992-2696 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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In this research paper three different case studies are taken under consideration. Step by step all three cases are described. These cases are about projects which had to face failure. Therefore, the reasons for failure of projects are identified and recommendations are given to ail failing projects. First case study is about British Petroleum which is oil and Gas Company had to face situation which was not just critical but new for any oil company. The incident occurred due to explosion in the deep-water horizon while BP technical staff was trying to drill a well. Moreover, BP was not able to stop oil flow for three months. Second case is about Chrysler and Fiat. Both were auto-mobile companies and had to face failure. Marchionne was the one who saved both companies. The main focus of this case is merger of these two companies and the challenges faced by CEO due to organizational change after merger. Third case study is about Millennium Dome, one of the controversial projects in the history of construction projects because of number of reasons. With the help of case study we will be able to learn the causes of failure of this project. Further recommendations to ail failure are given.

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Project Failure British Petroleum Chrysler and Fiat Millennium Dome Success.