Category Archives: Project Failure

7 Signs Your IT Project is Headed For Trouble

Are there certain warning signs that an IT project is headed for trouble? I was interviewed for this great article that describes seven warning signs to watch out for: How to Know Your IT Project is Headed for Disaster What other warning signs would you add to this list? I would love to hear your…

How to identify, prevent, and recover from project failure

Todd Williams says that as a project manager, your reputation, your job, your career, and your entire organization could be at risk if a major project fails. Todd should know – he is an internationally known leading authority, consultant, speaker, and educator on project auditing and recovery. In this interview, Todd shares the big ideas…

A methodology for rescuing troubled projects

Brian Munroe, founder and CEO of MTI Learning, shares a methodology for effectively and efficiently planning and executing the entire project rescue process.   Brought to you by: Project Management Telesummit: March 8-10, 2011 – Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Brian and fifteen of today’s leading and emerging voices in Project Management. Brian Munroe,…

Rescue the Problem Project – Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure

I had the distinct pleasure to sit down with Todd Williams and talk about his upcoming book Rescue the Problem Project: A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure. The book will be released in March 2011 by AMACOM Books. Todd shares with us his Project Recovery framework that helps Project Manager’s…

It takes a village to fail a project

In my previous 2 posts, I wrote that failure is in the eye of the beholder and there is no failure, only feedback. In this post, I propose that we need to take responsibility for our part when our project fails, but only for our own contributions to the outcome. We should never shoulder the…

There is really no such thing as failure, only feedback

In my last post, I wrote that failure is in the eye of the beholder. When a project ends, talking about whether it was a success or a failure is sometimes like talking about religion or politics. For the most part people will have their own opinions and there is nothing you can do to…

Failure is in the eye of the beholder

Success for one person can still be seen as failure in the eyes of another. Show me a successful project and I will show you at least one stakeholder who thinks the project failed to meet their expectation. Over the course of a project, stakeholders change their mind about what is important to them, re-evaluate…