Large and grand IT projects seem to fail worldwide. Several studies researched the indicators of success and failure on a national level, but there is little international comparative research. What if governments could apply international lessons learned when starting their IT projects? We assessed the factors of success of 110 projects in the Netherlands by the project benchmark resolution method of the Standish Group and compared large governmental and small projects to an international sample of the Standish database.
This study supports the relation between the Dutch IT Projects and the international sample of the Standish Group, thus offering an opportunity to learn from international projects when applied to the large and grand governmental IT-projects and small IT-projects in the Netherlands. Acknowledging international post-mortem lessons learned could raise awareness of applying an international
project resolution benchmark in the prenatal phase of IT-projects