Strategic programs fail for one reason - failure is designed in. Mentor Q&A Guide

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Mentor has taken a long hard look at all the programs they've seen over the past 30 years. There were 128 of them - and 117 of these were “rescue” situations.

In each case, a bunch of “age-old” failure patterns - repeated over-and-over again – caused these programs to pinball all over the place.

 Mentor's analysis showed there were five “bone-crushing” factors at play:

  • Executive alignment : Executive teams are not as aligned as they say they are
  • Planning : Most program “plans” are targets, based on someone else’s view of what “ought to be possible”
  • Program organisation : Most program “organisation structures” are misleading and unworkable
  • Supplier management : Reputable industry suppliers are just as prone to program misadventure as their clients, possibly more so
  • Dependencies : Fragile dependency management can hobble any program

Sound familiar?

In every situation, program failure was “designed-in” from the start.

This new insight from Mentor is a vital read if you want the ability to stay on the cutting edge of what makes business transformation programs succeed – every single time.

Download this Q&A guide to find out more about the 5 critical factors to program execution success.