Posts Tagged ‘project success’

The Politically Astute Project Manager

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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How project managment courses will make you a great project manager

A world in which every project is a success?

“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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Project Completion Estimates

Is Any Project Ever Truly Successful?

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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Skills for new project managers

Essential Project Management Skills

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

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

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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