12th June, 2014
Do you wonder why there are so many failed projects? Look back over recent history and there is a glorious roll call of famous disasters. The Scottish Parliament building was completed in 2004 at around £430m - which was roughly 10 times the original 1997 estimate. The NHS has been struggling for years to computerise patient records - and it still hasn’t finished. And would you care to insist that the time and cost estimates for the new HS2 high speed rail line are likely to be completely accurate?