On the Origin of Issues provides an anthology of some 180 patterns that often occur in projects, cause a lot of problems, and can even cause projects (and other collaborations) to fail. Recognizing and understanding these patterns is a first step in resolving problems, and to clear the path towards project success. On the Origin of Issues provides backgrounds and insights to: - Executive and senior stakeholders, on the patterns, particularly in the playing field, they have a role to play in. - Program and Project Managers, on all the usual patterns that cause projects to fail, and on which they are expected to wave a magic wand, and make them go away. - Project auditors and quality assurance, on what matters next to metrics. - Junior project managers to find out what is ahead beforehand, rather than the hard way.