The Star today (page N4) reported that the Prime Minister expressed disappointment over the state of affairs relating to planning,monitoring and implemention of projects by some government agencies.
Below ,let me share the results of the survey (of 1905 managers at US firms across the industries) of top reasons for poor project management. This may shed some light on why we are having some problems in our country:
84%-When serving on a project team,employees are not relieved of their routine responsibilities.
80%-Employees donot receive training project management methodology before serving on project team.
69%-Project teams are not given enough resources to accomplish their goals.
62%-Project teams throughout the organisations fail to follow a standard methodology for defining,planning and implementing projects.
55%-The right people are not selected to lead or serve on project teams.
46%-project teams are not given clear,attainable goals.
Source:Quality Progress Magazine,Guttman Development Strategies and Kepner-Tregoe Inc.