"Simon's book offers practical advice on why IT projects run late, over-budget, and do not achieve planned results. The framework is clear and the examples compelling, making this book a manifesto for success." -Michael Krigsman - CEO of Asuret, Inc., and ZDNet Blogger on IT Project Failures
"Projects are multidimensional. They're technical, political, financial, personal, emotional, logistical, and more. Great project leaders anticipate these dimensions before the project begins. Read Phil's book to recognize the pitfalls and minimize their impact on your organization and your career. You can't work the plan until you've really planned the work" - Brian Sommer, founder of TechVentive and Vital Analysis
"Simon's book honestly portrays the many small, but crucial, aspects of system failures that too many people in the industry don't want to admit." - Jim Harris, Founder of OCDQBlog, independent consultant, speaker, and writer.
"A good read and as insightful as any I have read about enterprise software project management and the obstacles to success." - David F. Carr, independent journalist and former writer for Baseline Magazine
About the Author
is a frequent keynote speaker and recognized technology expert. He is the award-winning author of six management books, including the forthcoming The Visual Organization: Data Visualization, Big Data, and the Quest for Better Decisions
. He consults organizations on matters related to strategy, data, and technology. His
contributions have been featured on The Harvard Business Review
, CNN, NBC, CNBC, Inc. Magazine, BusinessWeek, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, The New York Times
, ReadWriteWeb, and many other sites.