Why Projects Fail

What PM's and Organizations can do to decrease project Failure. | taught by Roelf Woldring

Course description

The Project Management Institute is 50 years old. We have university level courses in Project Management. The PMI PMP certification has become an almost universal requirement to hold a PM job. But projects still fail?  Why?


Project management is first and foremost a people management job. Methods and software tools can only do so much. Projects Managers need above average levels of people or soft stills.


Find out why?


Find out what to do about it?


Be an individual PM who knows what it takes to get to the next level.


Be an organization that invests wisely in soft skill development for its PM.


Avoid project failure.

Roelf Woldring
Roelf Woldring
Business Educator

I have been involved e-learning since the 1980's, when the IT organizations I led started to add just in time help and learning sub-systems to the software applications we were building for our users.

I have managed more professionals than I can count. Over the years, I have learned a lot about leading and managing talented creative people. Many of my teachers were the skilled individuals who worked for me. I am very thankful for all that they taught me.

I took post graduate courses in organizational psychology later in my career, when I realized that I was not managing technology but PEOPLE who used technology to deliver services to our business customers. I was always more interested in doing than teaching then. So I went back to the work place at the tail end of my doctoral progams (twice), rather than finalizing my dissertations and developing a career in the academic world.

I know (all three forms: know that, know how and know why) about managing, hiring, deploying and developing talented people. My best references are the people who worked for me at one time.

I was an early Internet champion. I have been active on the Internet since the 90's. I have been involved in deploying personal and commercial web sites and programs.

I am passionate about the future of e-learning. I believe that e-learning will have as great an impact on the future of our world as the telephone and the car did in their days.

I am translate what I know - from years of practical experience filtered through the best research and writing about people in the work place - into e-learning courses that will help you:

"Be the Best Team Player and Manager of Others That You Can Be"



Course Curriculum

What is Here? Why Bother?
05:57
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Failing Projects: Symptoms and Root Cause
14:24
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Decreasing Project Failure
07:37
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The PDF
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