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Gartner Says Smart Organizations Will Embrace Fast and Frequent Project Failure in Their Quest for Agility

Gartner Says Smart Organizations Will Embrace Fast and Frequent Project Failure in Their Quest for Agility

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Beautiful.

In a new digital economy and a world of ultra-competition, it’s great to shape a smart organization.

We learned this long ago.   Agile was part of the early Microsoft patterns & practices DNA.   We embraced agile methods and agile management practices.

We learned that execution is king, and that shipping early and often gives you better feedback and a way to make changes in a customer-connected way.

Here is what Gartner says …

“Accepting higher project failure rates can help organizations become more efficient more quickly, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner said project and portfolio management (PPM) leaders who take a "fail-forward-fast" approach that accepts project failure rates of 20 to 28 percent as the norm will help their organizations become more agile by embracing experimentation and enabling the declaration of success or failure earlier in a project's life.”

Check out the article, Gartner Says Smart Organizations Will Embrace Fast and Frequent Project Failure in Their Quest for Agility.