In preparation for my book "Succesful Inception and Completion of Construction Projects" I am reading "APM Body of Knowledge" (https://www.apm.org.uk/BOK6) published by the Association of Project Management. This is actually a must read for management of organisations (authorities, private sector) who regularly engage themselves in doing complex projects, or setting up programmes or managing portfolios of projects and programmes. As the APM website correctly says: "The APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition provides the foundation for the successful delivery of projects, programmes and portfolios across all sectors and industries. Written by the profession for the profession it offers the key to successful project management and is an essential part of the FIVE Dimensions of Professionalism. It is a scope statement for the profession and a sourcebook for all aspiring, new and experienced project professionals offering common definitions, references and a comprehensive glossary of terms."
Of you want to know what it takes to achieve successful projects: take this to heart!