Trade-Off Decision Making Across the Project Life Cycle

Projects being what they are, the trade-off decisions across the project life cycle seem to vary considerably. This is especially true with the parameters of the triple constraint – scope, schedule and cost. It does seem as though IT projects are particularly prone to scope reduction before things are complete! I think this is due […]
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Measuring IT Project Success

I read a very interesting survey about IT project success yesterday, done by Scott Ambler.  Check out the details of the survey at http://www.ambysoft.com/surveys/success2007.html.   This is really interesting project data and well worth a look! What really struck me about the survey was the thought that we project managers do not use the correct measures for project success.  […]
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Communication Can Make or Break Your Projects

In a 2007 CompTIA web survey, nearly 28 percent of the more than 1,000 respondents to the web poll singled out poor communications as the number one cause of IT project failure.  I would take that result one step further and say that poor communications causes most project failures even today, regardless of the project type.   One […]
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Requirements are a Project’s Essential Ingredient

One often overlooked aspect of successful projects is the quality of its requirements.  About 40% of the originally-proposed features and functions that are defined for major projects actually ever get implemented. Of those that do, they are part of the more than 50% of projects that come in an average of 189% over their original budget estimates. […]
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Creating a Project Management Methodology: Define Your 4 Key Strategies

When building your project management method, it is essential to frame it with at least four key strategies for:  (1) quality management, (2) configuration management, (3) change management and (4) risk management.   Each of these strategic areas needs a well-defined and approved standard in place to govern project activities that typically take place at an organizational […]
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