Oct 18, 2010

History, Do Not Repeat Failures!

Top reasons projects, or other endeavors, fail:

  • Poor alignment.  Are you aligned with organizational vision?
  • Bad Planning.  If you fail to plan, then plan to fail.
  • Lack of Executive Support.  Do not wrestle with issues on your own, engage leadership.
  • Incomplete Requirements.  Build consensus.
  • Unclear Expectations.  Set expectations and establish acceptable deviations.
  • Scope Creep.  Uncontrolled changes can be a bust, protect your boundaries.
  • Lack of Resources.  Do more with less, you need to apply your people skills.
  • Choice of technology.  Make sure you exercise robust due diligence.
  • Inexperience.  Know your strengths and weaknesses, and those of your team.


  1. To me, failure always begins with a bad idea. And bad ideas come from panic.

  2. I think there's another one no one likes to talk about: Clinging to bad ideas/fear of change.

  3. start small and build on what works.

    also don't be afraid to adjust your sails along the way.


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