Project teams in organizations typically operate in two modes: Recommending and Planning Mode or Executing Mode. Few organizations strike the right balance between these different types of
teams. The consequence is billions of dollars in wasted efforts and missed opportunities. Project teams and their sponsors rarely acknowledge the risk that their project's outcomes will not translate into the intended benefits to the organization. How can you keep a project on track for real results?
The Conference Board's Executive Action, Number 125, December 2004