Epic fail: Exploring project failure's reasons, outcomes and indicators.

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Authors: Marc Herz and Nicco Krezdorn
Date: May 2022
From: Review of Managerial Science(Vol. 16, Issue 4)
Publisher: Springer
Document Type: Report; Brief article
Length: 149 words

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Keywords: Project Management; Failure; Reasons; Outcomes; Indicators Abstract Understanding the complex phenomenon of project failure can facilitate improved project management and lower the risk of future project failure. Using a qualitative pre-study combined with a quantitative survey conducted with project managers, the study assesses the reasons for, as well as the outcomes and indicators of, project failure. The study (1) identifies planning as well as people factors as significant reasons for project failure, (2) explores outcomes of project failure, and (3) identifies key indicators and early warning signs of project failure. The results provide multifaceted insights into the phenomenon of project failure, and the authors provide specific theoretical, methodological, and managerial implications. Author Affiliation: (1) Kleinundpläcking GmbH, Berlin, Germany (2) Klinik für Plastische, Ästhetische, Hand- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany (a) mhe@kleinundplaecking.com Article History: Registration Date: 06/09/2021 Received Date: 09/10/2020 Accepted Date: 06/08/2021 Online Date: 06/19/2021 Byline:

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A702342481