Building Blocks of Eventual Success

Projects are often kicked off with well-defined business intentions, but the benefits prove more elusive than those that were promised. Projects get converted into 'infrastructure projects', i.e., building for the future. Eventually a lucky project manager comes along who is finally able to leverage infrastructure from prior failed projects, and realizes a 'breakthrough' business benefit. But of course, this lucky manager does not include the costs of all the earlier failed 'infrastructure projects' in his or her cost-benefit calculation. The Maturity Matrix shows which pieces of failed projects are worth salvaging for the long voyage to a World Class R&D designation.

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