You see, there's this mystery: Spend a few minutes with Google and you can get a long list of the things that cause projects to fail; we know what they are and how to deal with them. To that easily accessed tradecraft, add the fact that institutions like PMI are certifying over 50,000 project managers a year. Project failure rates should be plummeting. But, for any given industry, failure rates have remained unchanged for decades. This leaves one thing to fix - the math.
Sam Savage has shown us what the problem is, and pointed us at the solution. The Art of the Plan includes my attempt at fixing the problem in project planning.