Five common causes of project failure.

  • Lack of co-ordination of resources and activities.

  • Poor staff management, including motivation.

  • Lack of communication with interested parties, leading to products being delivered which are not what the customer wanted.
  • Poor estimation of duration and costs, leading to projects taking more time and costing more than expected.

  • Inadequate planning of resources, activities and scheduling.

  • Lack of control over progress so projects do not reveal their exact status until too late.

  • Lack of quality control resulting in the delivery of products which are unacceptable or unusable