~ An Insider’s Guide to IT Investment and Business Change

Published by Wiley(2010) available in good bookstores or online.

93% of projects fail at some level. 60% by a little, 33% by a lot. (Research by Chris Sauer et al  from Oxford University)

IT projects are critical to business survival, yet we tolerate failure in project delivery and results. We invest in IT projects to deliver business strategy.

  • What must you, the senior executive or project manager, do to turn that statistic around?
  • Do some of your projects disappoint or fail?
  • Would you like to lift your success rates?
  • How would it benefit you and your business if you could identify those projects that are likely to fail early?
  • Are you curious why even with all the hard work, projects so rarely succeed?

Any improvement in the 93% failure rate directly improves your reputation and your company’s bottom line.

In the Success Healthcheck’s 8 Fold Path to Success, JA Flinn provides busy executives and project managers simple diagnostics processes and methods to help you spot potential failure before it becomes the type of problem that costs big money. It helps you focus what it takes to get passed simply not failing, into truly succeeding.

On the $10,000 project, this practical book provides focus. On $100 million dollar projects, these methods have save $30,000,000 and improved results by up to 20%.

Combining practitioner reality with the disciplines of university research, JA Flinn is the pre-eminent advisor to leaders to get results from IT investment and business change.

Be warned! This book is written in plain English, contains humor and requires courage.

If you want to save time, money and resources on your projects or improve the results from your IT projects and portfolio, then this book is essential.

Author Bio

A success project manager and founder of the Shelton Methods, JA Flinn has pioneered results risk management as the heart of delivering business transformation and benefits for domestic and international businesses. Her research at Oxford and HEC using global projects, many from Asia, provides key factors that leaders must address to reverse their staggering failure to deliver on project and thus strategic promises.

JA Flinn has lived in 15 countries on 4 continents, worked with organizations as diverse as Citibank, Celemi, Neptune Orient Lines and IBM. Currently living in Europe and Asia, she travels, meditates, enjoys exploring the worlds we create and mentoring women in IT.