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.
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.
Good business decisions never come up right away. Decision making is a thorough and often time-consuming intellectual process, so every decision maker needs to take a number of steps (for example, analyze the problem, determine possible solutions, select evaluation criteria, identify desired outcome, others) in order to find a logical choice among available alternatives… In this article, I talk about how to make good business decisions. Here you will read about 8 major steps that help you be a better decision maker in your business.
Buying right PM (the acronym for “project management“) software for your organization can be challenging and even frustrating as there are hundreds of options, and you have to take a long journey to explore those options in order to find the perfect solution that best fits the needs of your company’s project management environment. But before you give up and stop your search, take a look at the following below 6 steps that will help you find, evaluate and buy right PM software for your business.
Recently I heard from my colleagues (who’re project managers just like me) that after passing their PMI PMP certification exams they found it difficult to implement the ideas of the PMBOK® Guide within their projects. The point was, my colleagues didn’t realize that real-life project management (PM) was something different than the content of the PMBOK® Guide. Just memorizing and learning situational ideas and typical case studies of the manual didn’t allow them to practice effective PM… So, in this article I wanted to highlight three main rules that allowed my friends to put the ideas of the PMBOK® Guide into practice. I hope my suggestions will help you do effective PM as well.