Around the world less than a third of projects deliver their specified business benefits on time or within budget. Nearly 20% of all projects fail outright and under-delivery of benefits on the average project is as high as 50%!
So something is going horribly wrong somewhere, which is why we worked with the TSO to produce the Practical Guide to project planning – a step by step guide
We are convinced this book will make a difference to the success of your projects so why not have a look at our preview.
Back in 2008 when we delivered our first P3M3® maturity review we enquired about how that client developed and controlled plans, it was a bit of a surprise to be told their approach was MS Project; further digging revealed that there was no guidance at all, so each project manager planned independently. More reviews produced more evidence, from Bristol to Beijing and on to Brisbane, the issues seemed to be the same.
This book started life as a commission to put together a 2 day training course with some supporting guidance to help the client improve their planning. We quickly realised there was no guidance on where, when and how to plan, just lots of techniques. We set about putting together a sequence to the activities to generate the information that could be used by the techniques in a way that anyone delivering a project could follow without being a professor of Maths! For the full story behind the book, have a look at the interview with the author, Rod Sowden.