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Simon Phillips founded The Change Man to make it easier for people to find, and utilise, the amazing people he has pulled together to help individuals, and the organisations they work in, to thrive on change. Follow Simon on Twitter.

How to cure a world of project failure

Project management - how to avoid failure

It is often asserted that 70% of projects fail. Usually by software providers, consultants and training companies looking to sell you their wares. I read some research conducted 10 years ago that suggested the figure was relatively accurate in the area of “lean improvement”.

Yet, our research (the Change Makers), suggests that the numbers don’t add up. What we see is organisations, and project managers, working their proverbial socks off. Delivering complex and often under-funded projects. And they do deliver them!