Very interesting "elevator pitch" white paper about tips to avoid project failure.
Project failure can be easily attributed to a number of factors. Six areas in particular highlight the biggest and most common failure culprits. These are Constituent Alignment, Proactive Risk Management, Performance Measurement, Project Scope Definition and Management, Critical Project Communication and Methodology Usage. Each is discussed in this Oracle White Paper, along with suggestions on avoiding the classic pitfalls.
Why projects fail: avoiding the classic pitfalls 2011-06-27
Why projects fail: avoiding the classic pitfalls