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Why Reengineering Projects Fail

Technical Report
This 1999 report highlights some of the most important reasons for failures in reengineering efforts despite the best of intentions.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-99-TR-010

Abstract

The purpose of this report is to highlight some of the most important reasons for failures in reengineering efforts despite the best of intentions. We support our observations with examples from a variety of experiences over many years. Readers may recognize some of the situations presented here and be tempted to conclude that the examples are taken from their own organizations, but similar missteps occur quite frequently.

Cite This Technical Report

Bergey, J., Smith, D., Tilley, S., Weiderman, N., & Woods, S. (1999, April 1). Why Reengineering Projects Fail. (Technical Report CMU/SEI-99-TR-010). Retrieved July 13, 2024, from https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/why-reengineering-projects-fail/.

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author={Bergey, John and Smith, Dennis and Tilley, Scott and Weiderman, Nelson and Woods, Steve},
title={Why Reengineering Projects Fail},
month={Apr},
year={1999},
number={CMU/SEI-99-TR-010},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
url={https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/why-reengineering-projects-fail/},
note={Accessed: 2024-Jul-13}
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Bergey, John, Dennis Smith, Scott Tilley, Nelson Weiderman, and Steve Woods. "Why Reengineering Projects Fail." (CMU/SEI-99-TR-010). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, April 1, 1999. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/why-reengineering-projects-fail/.

J. Bergey, D. Smith, S. Tilley, N. Weiderman, and S. Woods, "Why Reengineering Projects Fail," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-99-TR-010, 1-Apr-1999 [Online]. Available: https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/why-reengineering-projects-fail/. [Accessed: 13-Jul-2024].

Bergey, John, Dennis Smith, Scott Tilley, Nelson Weiderman, and Steve Woods. "Why Reengineering Projects Fail." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-99-TR-010). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Apr. 1999. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/why-reengineering-projects-fail/. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Bergey, John; Smith, Dennis; Tilley, Scott; Weiderman, Nelson; & Woods, Steve. Why Reengineering Projects Fail. CMU/SEI-99-TR-010. Software Engineering Institute. 1999. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/why-reengineering-projects-fail/