Vote on project success…or project failure

My thanks to Lee Fischman who has suggested in his words:  “I’ve decided a grass roots effort might be interesting counterpoint to the Standish report. I created a single-question survey here:” http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=oOq7Hzgz6BCYZfgZoNC72w_3d_3d And will be posting results here: http://swprojectsurvey.blogspot.com/ Do contribute to the debate amd thanks again Lee for this.

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Project managers plan for failure rather than success

The above words came from a British Computer Society report recently published by Dr John McManus and Dr Trevor Wood-Harper. It comes hot on the heals of the Gartner Report which I mentioned in a blog last week. The report examines 214 projects covering 1998 – 2005 with just over 40% of the project value being €10m-20m. The research highlights … Read More >

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Project teams blog causes a stir

 Yes, my blog called Project management teams – how are yours “selected” caused a real stir on Linkedin. I had 11 responses from people and here are some of their comments (annotated for easy reading): Chuck suggested using software. He just happened to have the ‘right one’ available. I said: I cannot see any value whatsoever in using software. He … Read More >

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Project management – is it getting worse?

I received an interesting press release this evening. I have copied all of it below: The Standish Group’s just-released report, “CHAOS Summary 2009,” “This year’s results show a marked decrease in project success rates, with 32% of all projects succeeding which are delivered on time, on budget, with required features and functions” says Jim Johnson, chairman of The Standish Group, “44% were … Read More >

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I want to be a project manager, I don’t….

I have had many phone calls over the years from people who say that they want to be a project manager. I usually spend a lot of time talking through the options with them. I was somewhat taken aback however when a person drew me to one side after a project management training course and said: “I am a project … Read More >

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The importance of project failure

Have you ever been to an interview where you say you have ALWAYS delivered? Beware….Tommy Norman is a great article suggests that if you never fail: *  you never learn *  you are not dealing with a strategic project *  you have not done much This is a good article and suggests what I have been saying for many years: … Read More >

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