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What does project failure look like to you?

An agricultural supply company develops a new product that is much more effective at inseminating cows than any other product on the market. They can develop the product in a year with a budget of $2 million. Research on market research shows they can...
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How to Drive Value When Nothing Is Going Right

The coronavirus pandemic has taught organizations that they need a way to deliver valuable project successes even when nothing is going as planned. It takes a solid foundation of metrics and a sound approach to knowing what initiatives can get done and...
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The Mutual Relationship between Performance Management and Project Management

Performance management is not just a function of human resource. Project and portfolio management is another great context for this process. Projects are the engine that drive an organization toward its vision. As such, a mature organization with rigorous...
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5 Reasons Projects Fail: #1 Elusive resource management

This is the final post in a 5-part series. To see the last post on “Organizational Rigidity”, click here. The #1 reason projects fail has been a thorn in the side of project and portfolio management throughout the entire history of the field. The...
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5 Reasons Projects Fail: #2 Organizational Rigidity

This is part 4 of 5 of a series. To see the last post on “Unrealized benefits”, click here. Two million years ago, the climate and landscape of Africa was in flux. Over the course of 200,000 years, areas alternated between woodland and grassland...
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Presenting: Eliminating Project Failure

Our vision is to make project failure obsolete. Many people find that overly-ambitious, so we set out to explain exactly what we mean by that and outline how to do it. The result of that was our most comprehensive white paper yet: Eliminating Project...
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5 Reasons Projects Fail: #3 Unrealized Benefits

This is part 3 of 5 of a series. To see the last post on “Procrastinating bad news”, click here. The common components of project success correspond to the triple constraint model. These components relate to the three sides of the Iron Triangle:...
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