This is a lovely comic strip from BrightWork and says a lot about the misleading components of a project. The whole game of project management depends solely on its drivers. If it is being driven wholeheartedly engaging all its stakeholders, nothing can take it away from success. But the misleading factors are many that drift away a rightly started project from its progress path and move it towards failure.
The basic drifting (failing) facts of life of project management are:
1. Mindset that all project require same style of functioning
2. Unwarranted Optimism and Delusions of Competence
3. Irregular monitoring of project
4. Lack of Knowledge
5. Improper resource allocation
6. Improper planning