Lessons learned

Published April 2016
Effective from 1 May 2016

Focusing on the fundamental question of why projects fail, this guidance outlines some of the most commonly occurring reasons for failure and offers practical solutions in the context of applying the lessons learned.

Although the main emphasis is on the built environment, case examples and lessons learned are drawn from a variety of sectors, including infrastructure and IT. The guidance note also stresses the importance of capturing the knowledge acquired during the planning and delivery of a project, and making best use of this for the benefit of future projects.

This guidance has global application, with case examples drawn from various countries.