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

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Projects Late, Over Budget, or Challenged

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Failed Projects

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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.

Your Questions Answered

MBBA171: 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.

Big Design Up Front (BDUF)

Lightning Cast: Big Design Up Front

In this Lightning Cast, we’ll explore the practice of using stage gates and a big design up front.  Why do organizations use the BDUF approach and is there a better way?

Competencies for the Digital Business Analyst

MBA169: Digital Business Analyst Competencies

IIBA President Ken Fulmer shares eight competencies that are critical for success when working as a digital Business Analyst.

Exploring the BA Career Path

MBA168: Exploring the BA Career Path

Adrian Reed helps us explore the BA career path, career growth options, and actions you can take to grow in your career as a Business Analyst.

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