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Why do projects fail and what can we do about it?

Stephen Jenner in Australia offers some fresh perspective and advice in new paper

18 March 2015 – Sydney, Australia – An interesting new paper by Gower author Steve Jenner title “Why a project fails, and more to the point what can we do about it” has been published in the March edition of the PM World Journal and can now be found in the PM World Library. According to Steve’s introduction, “It’s almost an article of faith that somewhere between 50% and 70% of projects and programs fail. Studies by academics, professional bodies, consulting firms (and even Nobel Prize winners), paint a depressing picture of consistent and continuing failure. The issue appears to apply globally and to all sectors – for example, the UK National Audit Office (NAO) report that, ‘the evidence shows that two thirds of public sector projects are completed late, over budget or do not deliver the outcomes expected’ and, ‘The track record of project delivery in the private sector is equally mixed.’ The problem also seems to affect most categories of project or program...”

To read this article, go to the author’s showcase page in the library at and click on the title. Must be a logged in library member to access after 10 April 2015.