section is on projects and why they fail so often.
Common reason why projects fail:
1. The Dunning-Kruger Effect People who don't understand what the project is trying to achieve and how the project should be structured make decisons outside their competencies.
2. A lack of technical leadership - a leadership that should be provided by an architect
3. No matter how it looks at first, it's always a people problem*
4. Mis-understanding the role of requirements. The Requirements Myth
5. Vendors sell solutions. It's your job to make sure what a vendor sells solves your problem.
* With acknowledgement to Gerald M. Weinberg "The Secrets of Consulting: A Guide to Giving and Getting Advice Successfully"