98.8%! Is project failure acceptable and inevitable?

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Abstract

Project management is in crisis; albeit largely unrecognized and unacknowledged. This crisis manifests itself in the continued poor performance of projects with a significant percentage, maybe as high as 98.8The Standish Group, 2014b), failing to deliver beneficial change. Until this crisis is dissolved projects will not produce the powerful results they are capable of. In this paper the author will examine three reviews of project failure and argue that these reviews do not address the root causes of project failure and that a focus on cost and time is a cause of project failure and the lists of causes are in fact symptoms of this singular perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIRNOP2015, 22 - 24 June, UCL Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management.
Pages1-36
Number of pages36
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015

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