Failing projects? It’s all in the mind.

A good number of people have written about “recovering” projects.  It’s true that organizations often persist with projects past the point of recoverability because of the fallacy of “sunk costs”. Although I think it is more about sunk egos.  Ego caused the sponsors to force this project through regardless of the business case, rough […]

Program and project failures are about culture and accountability, not certifications

One of my heretical views is that at the highest level of PM maturity, the project managers cease to be the drivers of organizational project activity, because line managers all get the idea that you’re suppose to deliver something in return for receiving funding.  Sure, there’ll be some super-PMs for bet-the-company projects, and there’ll be […]