Several weeks ago, Alan Pelz-Sharpe tweeted an observation that I have observed many times that is paradoxical in nature.
Many/Most CMS projects fail, but few/any CMS professionals have ever worked on a failed project 🙂
While this quote was likely referencing more Web Content Management (WCM) efforts than the broader world of Content Management, I have noticed this as well. In fact, this is something that seems to be true among all branches of Content Management.
Aside from people hiding their failures, I think there is an additional factor.
Failure begets Transition.
Before I dive into that, I will now confess to my least successful projects. I am only listing projects where I had a significant role and am aware of the final outcome for the project.