This is a really interesting article posted on the NAO blog that looks at the major lessons from programmes and projects in the last few years.
The depressing thing is that most of the causes of failure are really well known and documented and yet we still keep making them, which suggests that people leading programmes and projects are either:
- Too arrogant to think they wont make the same mistakes, and then promptly do
- Too lazy to actually go out and investigate other peoples experiences, most of it can be found on google so they don’t even need to get our of their chairs
- Too dim to be able to process and implement the advice they are being given.