Key Learning Point


Key resources not available when scheduled

Inadequate project manager

Underestimate change impact

Lack of leadership; Both

Inexperienced or untrained project manager;

Ineffective project manager

Not understanding the Org.

complete effects on both existing processes and people that the "change" introduced by the project will have;

Not properly preparing or planning for the "change"

Inadequate planning

Lack of change control

Management does not require Both or allow time for proper planning;

Incomplete scope or deliverables list;

Incomplete "work" identification;

Lack of detailed schedule;

Inadequate risk identification;

Assumptions not documented;

Lack of schedule and budget contingency

Scope of work increases Project without proper schedule,

Gain commitments from Resource Managers;

Encourage centralized organizational structure for resource planning/deployment

Organizational commitment to PM education;

Use of PM mentorship programs

Use project sponsor and business process owners to champion the new process;

Involve additional stakeholders to understand their needs and to solicit their support;

Plan for the necessary communications and training (change management plan)

Plan for the "disruptive" deployment period;

Utilize pilot approaches to minimize impact

Educate senior mgmt on the value of proper planning;

Use standard methodology for project planning;

Gain formal acceptance of Project Plan before proceeding;

Develop realistic project schedule and budget, as well as tools and processes to keep updated;

Identify and document project risks and mitigation strategies

Utilize formal change control procedures to properly

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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