How to Use Project Failures to Your Advantage
If you let project failures keep you from conducting a project post mortem, you have already given up your opportunity to learn and take that first step out of the basement of defeat to the possibility of enlightenment above.
Based upon our latest project post mortem survey, most project failures can be tracked back to an unclear project definition phase.
The Top Nine Project Failures Related to Project Definition from Postmortem Data
Do any of these top nine project definition mistakes sound familiar?
How to Avoid Project Failures In the Future
To avoid project failures in the future:
The Bottom Line
To avoid project failures in the future make sure your project teams have the support, skills, and knowledge to get the project definition phase right. Take the time to get the business case, goals, metrics, statement of work, stakeholders, roles, sponsor, resources, and communication plan “right enough” before you move into action.
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