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|Root causes of success of technology projects|
|Summary of Appreciative Interviews
The root causes of success are "soft". They are about the management of the project.
These root-causes lead to successful projects, which happen on time and to budget, work and make or save money. You reported feeling fabulous, vindicated, relieved, chuffed, excited, pleased, marvellous and "drunk" when you achieved success.
It is very surprising that although these conclusions appear obvious and none desperately difficult, still only 39% of technology projects succeed. We are still not sure why this number is so low. However, one thing was quite clear from all the people who participated in our small study. All of you wanted your project to succeed and had this as a personal priority.
We would like more projects to be as successful as the ones we discussed. We would very much appreciate your thoughts on what we should do next.
I worked on this project with Mary White, and the interviewees were Martin Dale, Trevor Jenkins, David Wedge, Paul Buckley, Rory Murray, Keith Turner, Susan Popoola and three people who prefer to be anonymous. Thank you for all your help.
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