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 …

Why Projects Fail – Lack of Common Sense

The failure rate of IT projects is a concern for any new project.  Unfortunately, this is a valid concern when you consider the failure rate is around 25% across all projects.  Small projects are more likely to succeed.  However, one in five is still likely to end in failure. The cost of failure can be substantial.  Although the dollar amount for small projects may be less, the impact to the business can still be crippling.  It is not uncommon for …

How to successfully use Blended Resources

Any work done involving IT tends to have challenges with quality, time, and cost.  Yes, I did just list all three factors that go into any project.  The problem with many projects is that adjusting one area seems to have little effect on the other two.  Adding more to one leg of the stool can even make things worse rather than better. How often has a project had money poured into it only to prove it is a case of …