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5 key reasons why some projects succeed and some don’t

Access to article on IT project success by Brad Egeland added to PM World Library

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22 June, 2017– Rome, Italy – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) related to the management of ICT projects. The new resource is titled “5 key reasons why some projects succeed and some don’t”. This paper posted on PM Times is by Brad Egeland, a Business Solution Designer and IT/PM consultant and author with over 25 years of software development, management, and project management experience.

It is just a fact in the project management world – some projects succeed, and some don't. Many studies place project failure – to some degree or another and by someone's standards somewhere - at between 56% and 74% of all projects. A couple of more optimistic surveys put the success figure at closer to 54%. Still, none of those figures make any of us feel warm and fuzzy about our chances at project success. We all know that we tend to cut corners or that our methodology or process may not be the best. It is like continuing to eat fried chicken when your doctor tells you to stop for your health. We often stick with what we feel comfortable with even if we know it could have (not definitely will have) negative consequences at some point later than tomorrow or next week.

The author looks at five key areas that loosely fall under the logical concept of project management best practices that can, when practiced regularly and thoroughly, logically lead to better project outcomes.

To access this new resource, go to the Industries and Organizations section of the PMWL at, scroll down and click on “Information and Communication Technologies”, scroll down to article.  Must be registered and logged-in as Free Trial, Professional or Scholar Member to access.