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When Open Source Goes Very Wrong: Cautionary Tales in Web Development.


Let’s face it. Not every web project is successful and can cost companies over hundreds of thousands to millions in lost revenue, misallocated funds, and high employee turnover. More than 31% of all web projects that are started are canceled before they make it to launch and companies are estimated to invest between $50 to $150 billion per year on failed web projects. So how can you salvage a failing project and how do you prevent your organization from investing poorly? Dr. Shallon Elizabeth Brown, a 20 year veteran of the software industry and the first to ever write a published academic research dissertation focused on Drupal explores what causes open-source projects to fail, how to spot the signs, how to avoid major setbacks, and how to ensure your product aligns with your organizations intended digital strategy goals.

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