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Nick Fewings

Leading teams

Are organisations to blame for poor leadership and dysfunctional teams? This article includes excerpts from a recent webinar, delivered to 200 APM members.

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Adrian Dooley

Overcoming the barriers to successful project delivery

In 1995, Martin Cobb, the CIO of the Secretariat of the Treasury Board of Canada, said: “We know why projects fail, we know how to prevent their failure – so why do they still fail?” This became known as Cobb’s Paradox, and while we could argue that this absolutist statement is not completely true, there is no doubt that we have a lot of knowledge about how to run projects and more seem to fail than should be the case.