The writers, who surveyed more than 300 employees at 28 companies
(mostly in the automotive, high-tech and medical-device industries), say that that the teams who embraced these tactics were 17 times as likely to have projects come in on time, five times as likely
to be on budget, and twice as likely to meet their company's ROI targets.
Top performers also made sure that they had the right people for the job, with 47% of the successful companies researching employees' skill sets before the project kicked off to ensure the team was well-rounded. None of the low performers did.