Category: How-to Guides

Methods, tools and options for managing tasks, projects, processes, and their integral components

How to overcome project failure

How to Overcome Project Failure and Succeed in Project Management

An attempt to overcome previously failed projects and succeed in future initiatives can be challenging. If your project has been launched before but failed for some reasons, most likely your team and other stakeholders have a negative mindset towards the failure reasons can be addressed and a new project will be successful. The customer or/and the sponsor of the failed project may even convince themselves that they no longer need the outcome that was expected for delivery and so they’re not going to give a new try. Meanwhile, a thorough analysis of failed project management (PM) can greatly help understand what was done wrong, develop feasible solutions, and remove any barrier for future success. Below I give a 6-step approach I personally use in my organization to overcome project failure and succeed in PM.

project corrective action plan

How to Analyze and Correct Problems in Projects

In order to ensure success, project managers have to juggle requirements and resources throughout the entire project implementation life-cycle to ensure compliance of the required deliverables with the baseline parameters (scope, cost, time, quality). A corrective action process appears to be the major tool that helps comply with the project baseline. In this article, I’m going to describe key steps of the process to help project managers analyze and correct problems.

Ensuring project manager's accountability

How to Ensure a Project Manager’s Accountability

Accountability makes projects successful. Accountability ensures that the 80/20 of a project manager’s effort will be put on expectations, milestones and performance which are success drivers. When the manager is accountable for his/her decisions and actions, the project is likely to be delivered according to the expectations of the executive staff… In this article, let’s talk more about how to ensure the project manager’s accountability.

organizational chart for project

How to Develop a Project Organization Chart in 6 Basic Steps

When the objectives of a project are identified and an approach to achieving those objectives is developed, it is necessary to select people who will be involved in the project. Developing an organization chart is a project stage that aims to identify and recruit individuals and also specify their roles and responsibilities and determine how they will interact with each other throughout the project life cycle.

software project ROI

How to Maximize Return on Software Investment Project

Because of increasing competition and growing business demands, today’s organizations are looking at increasing their investments in software and IT sector. IT and software investment projects are regarded as a way to grow business, improve competitiveness, and strengthen leading positions. However, the economic recovery remains uncertain, and most companies are concerned with gaining the most from their software investment dollars… This article describes a methodology organizations can employ to maximize the return on software investment projects. The methodology allows speeding project implementation and achieving ROI faster. It will show you how to define and track performance metrics to maximize the return on your software investment project.