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Set Expectations Upfront with Realistic Project Success Criteria


When starting a new project, it is important for all team members and executives to have a common set of criteria to determine project success. However, defining project success can be difficult as people’s definitions will differ based on their project experience and personal situation. On several occasions, I have been a part of large transformation projects that resulted in ... Read More »

The Main Ingredient for Getting Troubled Projects Back on Track


Project Leadership (Becoming an Interventionist) When diagnosing project issues it is important to step back from the situation and look objectively at the project as a whole. Often times, the people involved in the day to day project efforts become so engrossed with project status, metrics, and management concerns, that they overlook addressing the root cause of a problem. A ... Read More »

How to Close the Gaps That Lead to Project Failure


Countless papers and articles have been written on project success rates and why projects fail. Interestingly enough, the reasons that projects fail are the same today as they were ten years ago: lack of top management commitment, unrealistic expectations, poor requirements definition, improper package selection, gaps between software and business requirements, inadequate resources, underestimating time and cost, poor project management, ... Read More »

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