According to KPMG, lots of IT projects fail as a result of poor management. From the article:
KPMG International’s survey of 600 organisations across 22 countries revealed that 86% of respondents reported the loss of up to a quarter of their targeted benefits across their project portfolios.
Nearly half of respondents reported at least one project failure in the past year, an improvement from KPMG’s 2003 survey where 57% experienced one or more project failures in the previous 12 months.
Standish Group has been saying the same thing for years in their CHAOS Report. Please, Mr. KPMG, give us specific advice on how to actually solve these project failures. Generalizations about management are nice, but I want hard news.