Why Projects Fail

Semi-Frequent Musings on Project Management, Business & Technology

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I’m sure you have all seen these types of lists on various websites or in your twitter feed (or maybe you haven’t because you subscribe to more interesting types of content than I do), because there are many of them out there. In fact, they write books and publish reports about this sort of thing. Why? Because projects keep failing and we keep trying to figure out what we can do to ensure that OUR projects don’t fail. (Editorial note – I realize that even the term ‘failure’ can be quite subjective and they write books about that sort of thing too).

So, why DO projects fail? Good question, right? Here are a few reasons, from my experience.

1) Unrealistic schedule and/or budget

Ok, this was an easy one so I won’t spend too much time on it. It is worth noting, of course, since it often…

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