There are several briefs for this module’s Case:

Dorsey, P. (2015). Top ten reasons why systems projects fail. Harvard Business School, 1-9.

Krigsman, M. (2010) IT Failure: ‘Evil is the cure for incompetence’, Enterprise Irregulars, March12, 2010 Retrieved on June 8, 2012, from

Krigsman, M. (2010) IT Project Failures, ZDNet, Retrieved on June 8, 2012, from

Turbit, Neville (2009) Risk Management Basics in the Project Perfect White Paper Project Retrieved on June 8, 2012, from

As noted earlier, you should also use material from the Background Readings or related other materials you find yourself (be sure to reference properly whatever specific sources you draw on), as well as the PPR Wiki (please do remember the cautionary note about the use of wiki resources)

Case Assignment
In a 4- to 5-page paper, answer the question:

“To what degree is it really possible to meaningfully manage risks in project management?”

In answering your question you may want to consider:

What is project failure?
How can the risk of project failure be reduced?
What are the costs of protecting against project failure?
What factors lead to project success?

Sample Solution