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Project Success – Solving The Right Problems

When we talk about starting a project off correctly, we often mention problems to be solved. Unfortunately, solving problems alone is not the path to success.  We must also make sure we are solving the right problems.  Luckily, this task is not challenging and just requires us to ask a few questions. Who Do We Ask? The first thing to do is to identify who speaks for the solution.  This speaker is the person or persons that will use the …

Find The Why – Start a Project on the Right Foot

One of the biggest weaknesses I experience when consulting on projects is a lack of why.  When the champion of the project is asked about the purpose of the project, there is an answer.  However, the answer is about a vision, not about solving a problem.  An ill-defined solution can be an issue for a project because having a cool idea is not the same as people needing a fresh idea to solve their problems.  We see this all the …

Increase Project Success With This Checklist

In a previous post we looked at some of the reasons why projects fail.  Now it is time to start looking at ways to avoid those common reasons for failure.  Every project starts with a plan.  When the plan is detailed and well thought out it is more likely to lead to a successful project.  Let’s look at some key points a plan should address and a checklist to help ensure your plan addresses them.   Set Expectations The most …