In the past, change was slow. Business leaders believed if they made the right choices from “the list” of well-scoped projects, and the projects ran according to plan, they would usually get the results they expected.
In a slow world, project success was about choosing the right projects and then executing well. Changing direction along the way was a sign of an at-risk project, probably because of the wrong choice up front, a bad plan or weak execution. The old project equation was:
OLD: Approve The Right Projects + Execute Well = Successful Project Results