According to our analysis, companies are struggling to deliver capital projects on schedule, for a few reasons. For one, executives rely on a few select people with experience in capital delivery. Also, it’s difficult to predict and understand the performance of projects and portfolios as a whole. This often leads to cost and schedule overruns that frequently exceed 50 percent of original estimates.

Most capital projects experience significant time and cost overruns.
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To read the article, see “How capital expenditure management can drive performance,” June 29, 2022.