In this blog =mc‘s Senior L&D consultant Philly Graham shares ideas on why certain projects fail and what you can do to avoid this.
Depressing though it is, I think we can all say we have been involved in a project that has gone wrong in some shape or form. But do we know why they go wrong and – if we do – are there any common characteristics we could learn from?
Last week we asked a group on our Project Management programme from across the not for profit sector this very question. Here’s what they came up with:
So as you can see, there are lots of reasons why a project might go wrong. I am sure you have others to add!
Yet we can see overarching characteristics. All these reasons come down to one of two things: problems with the people or the planning.
The key therefore to making your projects a success? Gaining control of the people and the planning from the start.
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Yvette Gyles, Director