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FIGURE 8-10. Knowledge and authority.

FIGURE 8-10. Knowledge and authority.

ernment looked at four projects, in both the public and private sectors, which were highly successful using the IPT approach and four government projects that had less than acceptable results. The successful IPT projects are shown in Table 8-4. The unsuccessful IPT projects are shown in Table 8-5. In analyzing the data, the government came up with the results shown in Figure 8-10. Each vertical line in Figure 8-10 is a situation where the IPT must go outside of its own domain to seek information and approvals. Each time this happens, it is referred to as a "hit." The government research indicated that the greater the number of hits, the more likely it is that the time, cost, and performance constraints will not be achieved. The research confirmed that if the IPT has the knowledge necessary to make decisions, and also has the authority to make the decisions, then the desired performance would be achieved. Hits will delay decisions and cause schedule slippages.

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