One of the first items on my wish-list would be to have up-to-date and comprehensive data on project successes and failures. There appears to be wide-spread agreement that far too many projects fail, but we have little reliable data on numbers, or how or why this happens.
Project management started as a network planning technique and developed to a strategic management approach. Life and requirements changed and so changed project management. It is a very living, practical science.
An actively engaged and effective sponsor is the top driver of project success; the sponsor role is pivotal.
In my experience, failure is often ‘top-down’; in other words, the root of failure is in senior management action or inaction.
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