More Project Management Best Practice Tips
Use these six important tools to keep your project on budget:
Whether you are a project manager or a business analyst, these five open-ended questions posed to the project sponsor and other senior executives can get you vital information you need for project success in a short amount of time:
Agile is popular, but good project leaders know that there is not a “one size fits all” method. If you are going to use Agile, consider how it may need tailoring to meet project goals better.
For example: If a deadline is critical, the principle with a substantial negative impact is accepting change at any time. If you eliminate that principle, your product backlog might need to be the result of a more robust, upfront elicitation to avoid delays. You can still develop iteratively, involve the business owner, and deliver practical solutions at regular intervals.
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As Agile and iterative methods grow in popularity, it is easy for those with a solid project management background to work in a new environment. These 5 tips will help:
For over 10 years, stakeholders tried to make the Denver International Airport Automated Baggage Handling project work before giving up. The cost of continuing was around $120M, on top of an already over-budget project that was too complex to fix. Project leaders should know when to give up and cancel a project. Here are 5 circumstances that signal the necessity of cancellation:
Decades of Project Management research shows that lack of user involvement/ executive sponsorship and requirements management are consistently high on the top 10 causes of project failure list. Over time, there has been a modest uptick in project success rates, but still, large percentages of projects fail to meet their goals. Why? Here is a short candidate list to consider:
Ever work on a project where it seemed like there were constant issues? Here are some tips to both avoid getting into this state and effectively handling the issues if you do.