It is a sad fact that despite all the formal methodologies, wider adoption of project management disciplines, and more powerful tools, such as World Wide Web technologies and project management software, most projects fail to complete according to the three elements of project management's iron triangle: cost, schedule, and quality. The record gets even more dismal as a project moves into the high-technology arena.

At first, the tendency is to throw one's hands into the air and ask, "What is the use?" Such resignation, however, only maintains the status quo.

Fortunately, there are ten ways to improve project performance if enterprises in general and project teams in particular implement them:

1. Bypass an obstacle

2. Cause people to stretch, not break

3. Focus on the goal

4. Follow a standardized process

5. Learn from the past

6. Maintain ongoing communications

7. Record the work being done

8. Reuse previous work

9. Seek buy-in from all involved

10. Seek simplicity, not complexity, in goal and path

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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