English | 2005 | ISBN: 0749443081 | Pages: 226 | PDF | 2,2 MB
“Identifies the causes of some well-known project failures and reveals what can be learned from them.” -Reference & Research Book News, November 2005 “Entertainment and instruction are combined here…While insisting that there may be multiple causes of project failure, the authors have a useful tool when searching for the cause(s) of your disaster – the five Ms approach.
These are: Man, Machine, Method, Material and Milieu. ‘Nuff said, really.” -Reading Chronicle, November 2005 “Examines what causes projects to fail and the lessons that can be learned from these failures in order to help avoid future disasters.” Commerce & Industry, January 2006 “Meaty analysis of cause and potential solution, not to mention prevention, by far the best strategy naturally.” Business Book Subscription “Chapters discuss why project disasters happen… learning from disasters, four stages of risk management, and four main recipes for survival. A final chapter summarizes what not to do.” Future Survey “Provides advice to anyone involved in a project disaster – addressing how to make the best of the situation and how to increase the probability of a positive end result.” Journal of Economic Literature