Posts Tagged ‘project success’

The Importance of Project Planning For Successful Outcomes

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At any one point in time there are thousands of projects being carried out simultaneously across the world. Some will be highly visible projects like new roads or bridges, or a major sports tournament; others will only affect employees in a single organisation. Some will be highly visible failures or successes and others will drift…

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Achieve Project Success Through Effective Change Management

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One of the reasons why projects fail is because project managers fail to introduce new risk parameters once change has been implemented. In this post, we take an in-depth look at change management. The vast majority of project managers, of course, plan for success by following established project management methodologies. Nonetheless, there is a significant…

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Understanding The Causes of Project Failure

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Nothing in life is plain sailing, and this is definitely the case when it comes to project management. For project managers in the early stages of their career especially, you will, of course, make mistakes. But, by learning from them, you can become the best project manager you can be. More importantly, you can also…

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The Politically Astute Project Manager

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In this post, we return to the topic of politics in projects. Politics has a bit of a dirty name. It’s associated with false promises, backstabbing, alliances and manipulating others. The worst weakness of Politics is its failure to deliver on its promises. Time and time again we see public politicians or business leaders failing to deliver the…

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A world in which every project is a success?

How project managment courses will make you a great project manager

“We know why projects fail, we know how to prevent their failure — so why do they still fail?” Martin Cobb, CIO, Treasury Board Secretariat, 1995. The reasons why projects fail are well understood they include[i] Poor project definition including announcing major funding decisions before the business case has been fully developed. Optimistic assessment of…

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Is Any Project Ever Truly Successful?

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So many projects of all different types fail to live up to our initial expectations that you might wonder if any project could ever be considered successful when compared against the original expectations. At the start of a project there is usually a very clear idea of what should be achieved by the end of…

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Essential Project Management Skills

Skills for new project managers

When it comes to becoming a project manager, there are several challenges that one must take to keep each project on track as well as within the budget. Moreover, there are several factors that need to be considered. There are also internal and external elements that must be checked as these elements can actually cause…

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Defining project success

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Feeling like you’ve done a great job on a project is not quite enough. In order for a project to be officially a success, it must meet a set of ‘success criteria’ as set out by the project stakeholders and manager. In order for a project to be proven a success, these criteria must be…

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The Project Management Profession Should Hold Its Head Up High

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In the wake of the hugely successful 2012 Olympics in the UK let’s hope that the project managers involved get some recognition of their contribution to the success. There can be few projects of this scale that had not only the urgency of a fixed deadline but also the eyes of the world watching and…

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