A recent accident made this practitioner realize just how important it was to manage his time and prioritize his work, both professionally and personally. With project management skills at the ready, further risk was averted at the office—and at home.
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Sometimes good projects can fail or stagnate. Introducing the risk of change to a project can revitalize it for success. This article will focus on the 10 steps that should be taken to successfully reboot a project and ensure optimal performance and deliverables.
Project failure is inevitable, and failing to deal with it is inexcusable. Many projects fail to deliver against the plan that the approval of the project was based on. But few projects are ever actually cancelled--projects are delayed, costs are escalated, scope is cut…but ultimately the project is delivered, even if it bears little resemblance to what was originally approved. Stop the insanity!
Major project failure can happen to anyone. What’s important is to make sure that the organization can recover from such a situation, and that requires both advance planning (it’s too late to start planning the recovery when the disaster has already happened) and strong execution. Is your PMO prepared?
Many organizations use a red, yellow, green rating system to quickly update senior management on the status of a large number of projects. Red indicates that some aspect of the project has fallen behind, encountered a setback or is outside of expected parameters. As the project manager, red is not necessarily your fault, but it is definitely your time to shine.
If you knew an event could cause your project to fail, what would you do? Sometimes, more isn’t always better...
Keep “business-as-usual” risks out of your project risk register, and use it to record real threats and opportunities, along with what you plan to do about them.
A project can get in a great deal of trouble when the tail starts wagging the dog instead of vice versa. Here are some issues to look for so that the project manager can keep a tight hold on the project leash.
The alignment of project management activities with project risk appetite can be a powerful tool to help illustrate and communicate the relationship between these two important areas. Adopting a more formal process to frame and document project risk appetite can maximize positive outcomes.
We’ve all had projects that experienced bumps in the road. If you find yourself with major challenges, there are six key questions and actions to consider to make sure you’ve covered all of your bases.