What are Critical Success Factors

During the acceptance process, you'll have to check whether you have satisfied a large number of requirements. If s very useful (essential if you want a clear indication of success and failure) to identify a few key targets which you must meet. These are the critical success factors for the project. Ideally, you should express these in terms of the user's business, or in terms of very visible attributes of your project such as total cost or final delivery date. However, they might well include...

The Art of Project Management

You won't be able to do all the tasks in a development yourself. Usually, you will have a team working with you, perhaps an external supplier, and you will also have to get what you need from the users and your managers. To fulfil your task you will have to manage, either directly or indirectly, the efforts of all these people. Essentially you must This chapter is about how to manage people to achieve your project's objectives. I assume that, as a newcomer to project management, you're going to...

How Do I Build a Team

If you're lucky, then the members of your project team will start to work together in a way that will make the team more successful than the individuals working togther. There will be a clear common objective, and work will be directed effectively towards that objective. You may find there is a certain amount of unspoken communication, with a greater common understanding than usual. This is a very enjoyable and productive experience. It is often described as a team jelling. There's no simple,...