How even agile development couldn't keep this mega-project on track | ZDNet: "Touted as the world's biggest agile software project, the £2.4bn Universal Credit programme was supposed to showcase how the software methodology could be used on a grand scale.
But two years after the project — intended to create an IT system that would underpin a major reform the UK welfare system — got under way, crack began to show as it ran over time and over budget.
According to a report by the government watchdog the NAO published last week, the UK government has had to write off at least £34m on the programme and delay the national launch for the project. The department in charge of the project, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), can't guarantee the remainder of the £303m it has spent on the project so far will offer "good value" it said.
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