Why Projects Fail | Organization Management | Scoop.it

Only one out of three projects is completed successfully. Nearly half are either late, over budget or did not deliver on all of the key outputs. Almost one in four are either cancelled or left to gather dust after delivery.1 This dismal track record is only growing worse as budgets tighten and expectations rise.

What can a manager do to beat the odds? The answer is to learn from the mistakes of the past. Though no two projects are alike, the reasons for failure are remarkably consistent.