The largest admitted IT project failure in the Southern Hemisphere: A teaching case

Eden, Rebekah & Sedera, Darshana (2014) The largest admitted IT project failure in the Southern Hemisphere: A teaching case. In Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Information Systems : Building a Better World Through Information Systems, AISeL, Auckland, New Zealand.

Abstract

The Queensland Health implementation project failure is the largest IS failure in the southern hemisphere to date, costing $1.25 billion AUD. This case highlights the importance of systematically analysing project failure. It examines the case organization details, royal commission report, auditor general report and 118 witness statements pertaining to the Queensland Health implementation project. The objective of this teaching case is (1) to illustrate the factors that contributed to Queensland Health's disastrous implementation project and (2) to understand the broader applications of this project failure on state and national legislations as well as industry sectors. The case narrative and teaching notes are appropriate for both undergraduate and postgraduate students studying IS and project management subjects.

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ID Code: 84097
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Case Study, Failure Case, Health IS, Success and Failure, Teaching Case
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 12 May 2015 22:34
Last Modified: 17 May 2015 04:51

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