~ By Leslie Allan
Why do so many projects fail? Researchers regularly conduct studies to find out the leading causes of project failure. Some of the studies are in the public domain. You can look up studies by such groups as Gartner, Carnegie Mellon University and the Project Management Institute. The studies reveal a recurring theme. Here are some of the common causes they identify:
Do any of these look familiar to you? Do you recognise one or more as handicaps in your organisation? I have summarised below the top ten things you can do to improve the chances of success of your projects:
Successful projects do not just happen. They require structured planning, the right tools, insightful management and good interpersonal skills. Use the ten tips above to help make your next project a winner.
Leslie Allan is Managing Director of Business Performance Pty Ltd and editor of A Guide to Project Management Visit his company's website at Business Perform for a range of practical project management tools and templates and to download the free project management guide introductory chapter.
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