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This is a great resource for someone moving into the project management arena or a great review for those who have been in the business and have seen project failures from time to time. I would definitely recommend it!
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Jarringly inconsistent. The 90 minute book starts with a long introduction that is not informative. Next, the author covers a number of failed IT projects, which are fascinating topics and should make for a fascinating book. However, the author focuses on minor details while scrimping on information about project background, goals, personnel and what led up to the failure. Most disconcerting were the inaccuracies. Example: Bitcoin was a failed project because the project manager took drugs as trade for the original collection of bitcoin. A more standard explanation is that bitcoin is an experiment in a decentralized digital currency based on blockchain technology, that if successful, could become a disruptive technology. The originator of bitcoin is unknown and his/her identity is one of the Internet's great mysteries. The book ends with a bunch of project management rules. I found these unwelcome because I have several excellent books devoted to project management and project management rules.