Why Projects Fail

Free online book: Why Projects Fail

This free online book “Why Projects Fail” provides an analysis of failed projects, statistics as stylish chart and diagrams and recommendations on how to avoid most common pitfalls.


Why Projects Fail is intended not only for those in project management or in business, but for everyone who wants to know why some projects fail while others succeed. It attempts to find the root causes which influence the outcome of every project.

This book was written to help you learn from the failure of others and avoid pitfalls yourself. It contains statistics, analyses, case studies, lessons learned and many facts and arguments.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Failure rate
  • List of failed projects
  • Main elements of project failure
  • Reasons for project failure
  • Communication management
  • Mars Climate Orbiter
  • Stakeholders management
  • Sewage Treatment System
  • Proper project management
  • eHealth Ontario
  • Risk management
  • Canadian Gun Registry
  • Inadequate resources

Book Details

Author(s): Uladzislau Shauchenka
Format(s): HTML
Link: Read online.

One Response to “Why Projects Fail”

  1. maria says:

    i will love to read it

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