There are many typical signs that may indicate a crisis in IT – IT crisis symptoms. Depending on the industry, the size and culture of the company, the importance and maturity of IT in a company and, of course, the quality of management, completely different warning signals and crisis symptoms can be seen.
There is no general rule for diagnosing an IT crisis, but it is a canon of relevant signs that can indicate a crisis for experienced observers.
If signs of crisis or numerous IT stakeholders (e.g. users, IT staff, service providers, top management) are dissatisfied and negative development is also intensifying over time (crisis genesis), so in many cases there is an IT crisis with a corresponding short-term need for action.
A detailed checklist with typical crisis symptoms in IT can be found here.