A “Pear-Shaped Project” is a project where the result was not necessarily what the sponsors hoped for or one impacted by external events. Such projects are not necessarily “failures”
Why do projects fail? This paper looks at the extent of the problem and the reasons for it
The so-called ‘Green Games’. Success or failure?
The drug that, allegedly, caused 10,000 birth defects and is now used usefully to treat HIV/Aids and some cancers