Introduction

Challenges Today

Projects throughout the world are challenged. Think of your projects. What percentage were completed on time, on budget, and with the anticipated scope? What percentage never made it to the finishing line to land in the big project junk pile in the sky? Organizations such as Gartner and the Standish Group provide statistics each year that tell the same story. The fact is only 36 percent of projects today are completed successfully, with an additional 47 percent in the challenged category.

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Figure 1 Project resolution results from CHAOS research years 2004 to 2012. The Standish Group. 2014 and 2016, personal correspondence. ...

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