We’ve taken a long hard look at all the programs we’d seen over the past 30 years. There were 128 of them – and 117 of these were “rescue” situations.
In each case, a bunch of “age-old” failure patterns – repeated over-and-over again – caused these programs to pinball all over the place.
Our analysis showed there were five “bone-crushing” factors at play:
Executive alignment: Executive teams are not as aligned as they say they are
Planning: Most program “plans” are targets, based on someone else’s view of what “ought to be possible”
Program organisation: Most program “organisation structures” are misleading and unworkable
Supplier management: Reputable industry suppliers are just as prone to program misadventure as their clients, possibly more so
Dependencies: Fragile dependency management can hobble any program
We’ve learned how to prevent these problems, so companies don’t have to go through the misery of a program fiasco.
Read our Q&A guide to discover how.
programs successfully delivered
programs “rescued” successfully
Read more on our latest findings and watch the video to find out more about how the MentorBlueprint has helped companies successfully recover off-track programs.
Read David Hilliard’s interview with Total Telecom on why so many business-critical programs fail – damaging company valuations, financial results, reputation and brand image.