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Project failure rates are staggering, resulting in lost revenue, wasted money, and dissatisfaction.


Projects Late, Over Budget, or Challenged


Failed Projects


Successful Project

Billions spent annually on projects (United States alone)

Top 10 Reasons for Project Failure

Causes of project failure

A majority of the top 10 reasons for project failure are within the control or influence of today’s project professionals; lack of user input, incomplete and changing requirements, unclear objectives, and the like.

Click on the image to see an expanded view of the top 10 reasons projects fail.

That’s why I started this podcast – to give you the tools you need to successfully deliver projects.  But it’s not just about delivering on time and with the requested scope.  It’s also about becoming a Value Manager and helping you advise your organization to make the right decisions and deliver the right solutions.

Each episode provides valuable information to address the causes of project failure and gives you the tools, techniques, and knowledge you need to succeed.

Get started by checking out the latest episodes of my podcast.  Then, use the icons below to navigate to the area you want to focus on based on your current role.  Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned professional, we have something for you to take your skills to the next level.

Product Management is the New Business Analysis

MBA174: Product Management is the New Business Analysis

Agile and other changes in the way we work means that we need to change too. Here’s how we can leverage our skills and competencies in a new way and grow our careers.

Avoiding the Build Trap with Melissa Perri

MBA173: Avoiding the Build Trap

Product Management expert Melissa Perri helps us to avoid some on the pitfalls of solution development and create products customers will love.

Decide Smarter Faster

MBA172: Decide Smarter Faster with Kupe Kupersmith

Kupe Kupersmith focuses on approaches that will help you learn quickly, make good decisions, and manage risk.

Your Questions Answered

MBA171: Your Questions Answered – Listener Mailbag

In this episode, I answer questions submitted from listeners. Questions about Agile, DevOps, and remote elicitation are answered.

Persuasion: Getting buy-in for your ideas

MBA170: Persuasion – Get Buy-In for Your Ideas

Mary Lynn Manns shares techniques you can use to get buy-in for your ideas and influence others to take action.

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