Friday, March 11, 2016

Why Projects Really Fail

White Paper
Those of you who have been following this blog for some time will know that I often return to the subject of why projects fail. I even gave a presentation on it to the PMI Netherlands Summit in 2015. A few people have asked me if I had considered turning it into an article for publication, so as a first step I have turned it into a white paper. If anyone would like a copy just hop over to my web site at johncarroll.org.uk click on Contact and put your name and email address into the form and I'll get it off to you be return.Any comments or feedback on the white paper gratefully received.

It's Not a Matter of Life or Death
No rugby is far more important than that! I jest of course but the six nations is approaching a sort of climax with England v Wales tomorrow (Ireland, with yet another injury to Se├ín O'Brien are out of it), Exeter need to bounce back from their loss to Leicester and a terrible referee, and Topsham need to keep up the pressure on Wessex for a play-off spot. So no pressure then lads!


6 comments:

Narayana Rao said...

Good to come across your blog. I shall include in my Google+ Collection

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P M Blogger said...

Thanks Narayana.
All the best,
John.

Joseph Moore said...

The article posted is very effective and helpful.It explains well how to deal with a project and the ways to make it successful.Such effective and more ideas related to Project Management can be referred from http://www.pmstudy.com/

Joseph Moore said...

The article posted is very effective and helpful.It explains well how to deal with a project and the ways to make it successful.Such effective and more ideas related to Project Management can be referred from http://www.pmstudy.com/

Tom Hussey said...

Thanks John, great white paper. It would be useful if you could expand on the 'what we can do' section for a further iteration as I feel like the problems are reasonably well understood and yet they seem to be perennial ... for example, poor communication has been a problem on many projects I've worked on but what does good communication look like?

P M Blogger said...

Thanks Tom, ah yes communication... I'll try and do that in my next post on Friday (time permitting).
Cheers,
John.