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Project Governance: The Essentials by Rod Beecham

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INTRODUCTION

The great cover-up

Take a moment to reflect on the larger projects undertaken by your organization over the past five years. Why were these projects undertaken? What benefits were envisaged as stemming from them? How is your organization placed now, compared with five years ago? To what extent have these projects contributed to this change (assuming there has been a change)?

Were you able to identify a project that has, without question, made a positive difference to your bottom-line? Perhaps. But I think, if you reflect carefully, you will agree that many of your projects involved a lot of activity for suboptimal results.

We don’t hear much about such things. Many analysts and commentators have tried to probe project failures over ...

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