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‘Black Swans’ sink Projects!

Recent research published in the Harvard Business Review Magazine asserts that ‘black swans’ – low probability high impact events – are sinking many projects, particularly in the IT sector. The research considered 1,471 large-scale IT projects and suggests that they … Continue reading

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Learn from Project ‘Failures’ – Part 2

Part 1 of this post considered definitions of project ‘failure’ and looked at where two case study projects failed. In Part 2, the causes of failure on our two case studies are outlined and compared with published common causes of … Continue reading

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Learn from Project ‘Failures’ – Part 1

Our last Project Management Insight article considered how we can learn from mistakes on our projects.  ‘Project Failures’ are more common than most of us would like to acknowledge, although some care is necessary in defining ‘failure’. This post is … Continue reading

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