It's not a big deal to start and to finish a project. The difference is in detais - is it before or after deadline, is the budget exceeded or not, is the result useful. This details is the only defference between companies. Companies, not managers, because an attention to this details is a part of project management culture in company.
In my report I'll tell about our experience in goal-based project construction and our results. I'll show on real cases how to construct a managable project and how to make risk management and desision making in project more predictable.