Conditions for project success. Independent report from the APM
Trillions of pounds are invested in projects, programmes and portfolios every year. The cost of failure can have a catastrophic effect on the economy,
environment, and society. Research by the Association for Project Management (APM) – a leading voice in the profession – reveals that the environment in which the projects, programmes and portfolios operate, the conditions for project success, are at the heart of improving project outcomes. And yet, having spoken to over 850 project professionals and thought leaders across the private and public sector, APM has revealed that while the key to success is known, this practice is often not applied. As a result, nearly 80% of projects fail to wholly meet their planned objectives. This report reveals the key to project success and the impact that the failure to apply this knowledge can have on projects, programmes and portfolios.