50% of Projects Not Successful in Complex Landscapes 4

Did you know how many projects are not successful caused by low maturity in managing complex landscapes?

The Technical University of Berlin (Chair Prof. Dr. Gemuenden) discovered in last year’s study that approx. 50% of all projects fail in complex landscapes. This is where a high degree of dependencies between the projects is given and the organization’s maturity of managing these landscapes is low.

Maturity and Success of Projects

Here’s the good news: You don’t need to bury your head in sand. If you are able to increase organization’s maturity in managing those complex scenarios, you are able to improve the probability by approx. 30% (due to the study).

Within the next weeks I will publish a set of posts that will enable you to set up a basic environment for proper program management. This will build the basis for increasing maturity.

If this article caught your attention, stay tuned on this site. In addition, I will talk about this subject in a session on the upcoming Microsoft Project Conference (#mspc12) in Phoenix, AZ, March 20th to 22nd (abstract for session #pc310).

What’s next: Learn about our experience how program management works in matrix organizations.

Ingo Meironke, PMP – Manager at Campana & Schott@meiroTweet

4 thoughts on “50% of Projects Not Successful in Complex Landscapes

  • Anonymous

    Seems like the inofficial extension of the former C&S-Blog – subtle from the employees perspective. At least that’s what the common reader should believe 😉

    Unfortunately this post is not more than a typical ad. What’s the advantage for the reader?

    To my mind the idea behind the blog is obvious…

    • Ingo Meironke Post author

      Dear “Anonymous”-

      Thanks for your comment. First of all, please be ensured that I am writing on my own behalf and with my own agenda. The fact that I’m writing about my profession-al work reflects my passion and interest in what I am doing.

      In the business section of my blog I will share my own perspective, experience and thoughts on professional topics. I have started (with a teaser) for the topic ‘Program Management in Matrix Organizations’. As written in my article, it will be followed by a series of posts over the next weeks.

      I am pretty sure you’ll figure out the value quite soon.

      I appreciate any questions and comments concerning its content and will be more than happy to enter a dialogue.


  • Florian

    Hallo Ingo,

    bin schon gespannt, was die nächsten Beiträge bringen. Muss aber dem anonymen Poster insofern Recht geben, dass der erste Beitrag deiner Serie noch nicht sehr umsetzungsorientiert ist. Somit bin ich schon auf die nächsten Posts gespannt 🙂


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