I have identified three critical areas in a project to focus on. They all intertwine. It's up to the Project Manager to keep a close watch over them or suffer the consequences.
Review with a fine tooth comb what you are delivering.
(2) Scope Creep
Changes are inevitable, but keep it to a minimum.
Make sure you are delivering results.
(Note - this article was originally written by Drake Settsu and published on DrakeSettsu.BlogSpot.com in October 2015)
It's a good idea to complement your project by defining KPI's to present to your stakeholders. KPI's will demonstrate that the project is on track by meeting it's goals. Assemble your team to come up with ideas on what to measure and how you will achieve the measurement.
Project milestones are important, but they just mean that you reached a given point in the project. Stage your KPI's at milestones to get a thorough health check on the condition of the project then celebrate the milestone.
It's all about ensuring that you deliver the right results when you get to the finish line.
(Note - this article was originally written by Drake Settsu and published on DrakeSettsu.BlogSpot.com in August 2015)