Compare two projects - real live ones in the same organization - of similar size, complexity and cost. Why was one an utter failure and the other a resounding success?
Your project is only as good as the people you put on it - and this includes the governance team. A key role of executive management is to ensure you have the right resources on every project.
Most projects miss, lose or destroy more value than they deliver. But most of the waste incurred is invisible, and so it is neither measured nor managed.
Most projects fail to deliver all of their available business value. This is not incompetence or each individual project’s failing - it is a systemic problem.
Worldwide unknowingly organizations have made a choice - a choice that is costing them millions each year. This book spells out the nature of this choice and the need to consciously choose 'value delivery'.
Generating the value from projects is a challenge - not least because 'value' is not well understood.
This entertaining exposé uses true stories to spells out how consultants work and how you, as buyers, must manage them to get the maximum value.