project management information security


According to Flinders (August, 2011), approximately 17% of information technology projects have an average cost overrun of 200%. In addition, they have a high occurrence of scope creep – 20 times greater than other types of projects. Some suggest that the cause is attributed to managers’ lack of IT expertise.

Find an article that addresses failed IT projects (failed information security projects preferred).

In at least 250 words, address the following in your main post.

  • Summarize the article and include your opinion on the major points.
  • Compare the article’s assertions with Flinders (2011) in terms of cost overruns, number and causes of failures.
  • Do you agree with Flinders or the author of your article?


Flinders, K. (August, 2011). Failed IT projects demolish big businesses and executive careers, say researchers. Computer Retrieved from…


Write a summary paper or develop a PowerPoint presentation that includes:

  • Describe WBS, PERT, Gantt charts.
  • In your description of each, include a scenario of when you might choose this type of tool, and a scenario when you would not choose this type of tool.
  • Compare two automated project tools to Microsoft Project (cost, support, platform dependence and functionality).
  • Describe how you could use these products to manage security projects.

Submission Requirements

Format: Microsoft Word OR Microsoft PowerPoint

Font: Arial, 12-Point, Double- Space

Citation Style: APA

Word Length: 2–3 pages (cover sheet included)

PowerPoint: 8-10 slides with notes for added information


  • Write you synthesis following the stages – conception and planning to building, testing, implementing, and evaluating the finished product, looking at the personnel, tools, and methodologies used along the way.
  • Don’t forget about the tools used in project management (e.g., Gantt charts, collaborative software, systems analysis and planning tools, and formal documentation).
  • Also, address the value of teamwork and conflict resolution within the team.

Submission Requirements

Format: Microsoft Word

Font: Arial, 12-Point, Double- Space

Citation Style: APA

Length: 2–3 pages (plus a cover sheet)

Proofread and edit for spelling, grammar, punctuation, proper wording, etc

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