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Statistics on Project Failure

By Brenda Fay / November 22, 2017

Most Common Causes of Project Failure: Changing priorities within organization – 40% Inaccurate requirements – 38% Change in project objectives – 35% Undefined risks/opportunities – 30% Poor communication – 30% Undefined project goals – 30% … Read more

Do All Project Managers Follow the Same Process?

By Brenda Fay / March 29, 2017

In May, I am giving a talk at PDSummit 2017 in Halifax, comparing the project management processes used in the television and construction industries. Having taught project managers from many different industries, I have seen … Read more

Why Record Lessons Learned?

By Brenda Fay / March 22, 2017

In projects, it is a good practice to document ‘lessons learned’. These are things we have discovered to do – or not do – to make our projects stronger. For example, we may have learned … Read more

A Great Team

By Brenda Fay / May 22, 2014

“My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the … Read more

Project Management Truisms Ring True

By Brenda Fay / January 16, 2014

I went to a fascinating presentation on lessons learned from projects yesterday. The two presenters analyzed ten projects they had worked with and came up with twelve lessons learned. I listened intently. Of great interest … Read more

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