Only 64% of projects meet their goals, according to 2015 statistics compiled by Wrike.
For some larger companies, that's not so bad. They can absorb the cost of a failed project now and then. (Just as well. Big projects are much more likely to fail than small ones.)
But for smaller businesses, the cost of failure can be disastrous. When there's less money to invest, every penny needs to be spent wisely.
If you've got some serious planning to do, for a specific project or your whole business, maybe I can help? I can also provide project management coaching for yourself or your team - just get in touch.
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Some things are simple enough to add to your to-do list. More complicated things need a project plan. Here's how to make one.