An excerpt on benchmarking project management from The Handbook for Quality Management (2013, McGraw-Hill) by Paul Keller and Thomas Pyzdek
The causes of failed benchmarking projects are the same as those for other failed projects (DeToro, 1995):
The best way of addressing these issues is to prevent their occurrence through carefully planning and managing the project from the outset. This list can be used as a checklist to evaluate project plans; if the plans don't clearly preclude these problems, then the plans are not complete.
For more on benchmarking project management, see also:
Learn more about the Quality Management tools for process excellence in The Handbook for Quality Management (2013, McGraw-Hill) by Paul Keller and Thomas Pyzdek or their online Quality Management Study Guide.