Why 40% of projects fail

Yesterday I attended a JISC training day, Managing Successful Projects in the Education Sector, given by the excellent John Burke, who quoted a very sobering statistic.

JISC gives funding to all manner of projects, feasibility studies and so on, and he’s been involved in overseeing many over the years.

And the statistic?

Forty percent of JISC funded projects fail due to lack of senior management  buy-in and influence.

Makes you think, doesn’t it? As a leader, your support for such projects really can make all the difference.

You can find JISC Infokits, including the Project Management one yesterday’s training drew upon, at the link below. In straightened times for HE, JISC is the place to look for excellent free resources.

http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/