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IT projects fail because they lose
touch with reality. Independent review helps them keep
Failures stem from one root cause
Independent Assurance helps you stay in touch
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issues of running project assurance, and helps
participants to think about ways to address these issues.
Articles and Downloads:
Avoiding Pain - Projects are messy: we get
things wrong more often than we get them right. To
succeed, we need to engage with the mess and learn from
it. EvaluationCentre.com, July
Earthquakes in the project portfolio
- Why do patterns of project slippage look like
earthquakes? What does this say about the psychology of
project managers? Conspectus,
Why can't IT projects be insured? - You can buy completion bonds for many projects, but not for IT projects. How might the availability of completion bonds change IT projects? Project Manager Today, March 2009
Keeping in touch with reality - Projects and programmes begin to fail when they lose touch with reality. Reviews can help them keep in touch, if you set up the reviews appropriately. A podcast on Controlling Chaos , Jan 2007
There's no success like failure - How pervasive is project failure? This article in the Financial Times explores the reality and discusses how you can make the most of your projects. Financial Times Digital Business, 11 July 2006
Keep in touch with Reality: Effective Project Assurance - Projects fail for one reason above all others: people lose touch with reality. This article discusses the role of project reviews in keeping in touch with reality, and gives some tips for setting up effective project reviews. APM Project magazine, July, 2006
Assurance of Open Source Software - Talk given to the British Computer Society, 27 October 2005
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