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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.

Succeeding with Analytics

MBA206: Succeeding with Analytics

Jim Rushton helps us to understand why 80% of analytics projects fail and what you can do to make sure yours succeeds.

BA Goals Revisited

Lightning Cast: BA Goals Revisited

Building on last year’s episode about BA performance goals, we discuss how to choose the right goals and achieve them.

Beyond Data Literacy

MBA205: Beyond Data Literacy

Lori Silverman helps us get real value from data by developing core competence and creating the culture needed to support collaborative data-informed decision making.

Top Skills for 2020

MBA204: Top Skills for 2020

LinkedIn’s list of the 15 most in-demand skills includes business analysis and a many skills that are critical to your success.

MBA203: Career Insurance

David Mantica shares ways to protect yourself from layoffs and prepare for career advancement.

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