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Who to Blame for Project Failure? Look Up-Not Down, Not Left, Not Right
Project failure is not a nice topic. None of us wants to be involved in a failure. But when a failure occurs, we feel compelled to assign blame. But who really

project failure  - Septembre 20, 2002 Project failure is not a nice topic. None of us wants to be involved in a failure. But when a failure occurs, we feel compelled to assign blame. But who to blame and how to avoid the same problems in the future? For most enterprises, even admitting they have a failure is difficult. But what is a failure? Failure is not that easy to define. Is it when we fail to meet the original project business objectives? Is it when the project is late or over budget? Is it when the software works Read More...
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A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Professional services automation (PSA) refers to a system designed to streamline an...
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Project Failure-The Numbers, Why, and What It Means
IT projects fail regularly—considerably missing expectations, drastically overrunning budgets, significantly missing deadlines, and far too often having to be

project failure  nothing special. In short, project failure is almost standard operating procedure. Failure Causes A number of studies have focused on why projects fail. A study from Peerstone Research ( http://www.peerstone.com ) focuses on projects that involve application software products and external services, commonly called implementation projects. This research tells us that the number one reason for obstacles to success is that senior executives fail to lead. However, the second through seventh reasons all focus Read More...
What Is the Health of My Project?
We all know about the three monkeys: See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. But as project managers, we need to control our projects. In order to do this, we

project failure  no evil. But as project managers, we need to control our projects. In order to do this, we must ignore the advice of the three monkeys. We need to see the potential for cost overruns, hear about the risks, and speak about the likelihood of failure. Read More...
IT Project Risk Assessment
Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems

project failure  studies that report typical project failure rates of seventy-two percent. Note : This note first appeared in a column by James F. Dowling in Mid - Range Computing . Look for other previously published Mid - Range Computing columns by Mr. Dowling at this site or visit Midrange Showcase at www.midrangecomputing.com/showcase/. Why Did The Projects Fail?   Being the technologists that we are, we embarked on a tedious and somewhat embarrassing self-examination of projects and skills. Projects were diagnosed Read More...
Ten Keys for Project Success
Any project represents significant effort in terms of justifying resource allocation and expense. Project failure may not only diminish or eliminate expected

project failure  Keys for Project Success RPE embraces communication at all levels as a key success factor to achieve organizational objectives in a highly dynamic environment. Central to this process is the efficient use of limited resources, striking balance and achieving a unified and coordinated effort with software vendors, internal resources and other external resources. Source: RPE Resources Related to Ten Keys for Project Success : Project Team (Wikipedia) Ten Keys for Project Success Project Team Management Read More...
Project Portfolio Management for New Product Development: Tracking the Project Cycle from Idea to Launch
Resource allocation and phase-based processes are key features to consider when selecting a project portfolio management solution for new product development

project failure  at any given time, project managers need to identify the short term availability of resources in relation to the requirements of a portfolio of projects. Vice presidents (VP) and C level executives, on the other hand, need to identify mid-term and long-term viability, return on investment (ROI), and strategic business decisions regarding their resource investments. According to the Product Development Institute ( http://www.prod-dev.com ), organizations apply PPM methodology to address the following Read More...
Project Management Pitfalls
Through the implementation of enterprise wide systems many organizations have experienced success in transforming their enterprise from a reactionary task

project failure  stated objectives within the project deliverables and under budget then financial approval of not be likely. Furthermore the Project Manager and team have to orient their paradigms to be aligned more on a business model Beyond the technical aspects of technology deployment such as form, fit and function are related change management issues which if not managed as part of the Project Plan can threaten to derail a project in its entirety, the change management issues have become to be known as Critical Read More...
2006 PMI Research Conference Aims to Link Project Management Discipline with the Business Community
The 2006 PMI Research Conference was an excellent venue for gauging the direction in which project management research is heading. The presentations of the

project failure  Conference Aims to Link Project Management Discipline with the Business Community Introduction For years, project management research has focused primarily on the methodology to execute projects on time, within budget, and according to specifications. Project managers who were able to meet these three requirements attached the keyword success to their projects—with the perspective that from an execution point of view, the project was a success. However, other business factors (such as profitability) Read More...
8 Strategies to Improve Your Project Plan
Today’s project management offices (PMOs) must optimize their project plans while managing complex projects concurrently, respecting delivery dates, and

project failure  Strategies to Improve Your Project Plan What PMOs are facing today can be summarized as follows: They have to optimize their project plans, while managing several complex projects concurrently, respecting delivery dates and, at the same time, reducing resource costs Source: PlanningForce Resources Related to 8 Strategies to Improve Your Project Plan : Project Plan (Wikipedia) Project Management Office (PMO) (Wikipedia) 8 Strategies to Improve Your Project Plan Project Planning is also known as : Plan Read More...
Avoid Costly Data Loss and Equipment Failure
Find out about the invisible power supply threats you faceand what you can do about themin this apc white paper: the seven types of power problems.

project failure  Costly Data Loss and Equipment Failure There could be an enemy lurking where you don't even suspect it. In fact, there could be up to seven of them —in the electricity that powers your IT equipment. That's because there are seven kinds of power supply problems that can cause data loss or IT equipment failure. Everything from brownouts, to power interruptions, to voltage fluctuations and spikes can result in you losing time, money, equipment, programs, and company data . Shockingly, every year Read More...
TEC 2013 Market Survey Report: What Organizations Want in Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Software
This report is based on aggregate data collected from more than 375 Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software comparisons performed using Technology

project failure  What Organizations Want in Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Software This report is based on aggregate data collected from more than 375 Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) TEC Advisor software selection application during the 2012 calendar year. Read this report to see what TEC data reveals about what your peers are looking for in PPM solutions, including the most common PPM requirements for customization, delivery model, Read More...
5 Steps to Per-person, Per-project Profitability
The most effective project managers know that accounting for the effort, cost, and profitability of each person or project is the best way to succeed—and doing

project failure  Profitability The most effective project managers know that accounting for the effort, cost, and profitability of each person or project is the best way to succeed—and doing so is not as hard as you might think. The process will take you from where you probably are right now (the state we affectionately term “chaos”) to a prosperous state of order—and will also save your organization financial resources and valuable employee time. Read More...
Information: The Key to Project Management Success
The global economic downturn is impacting the way we do business. Many companies are looking to optimize costs. The best way to ensure your company’s survival

project failure  The Key to Project Management Success The global economic downturn is impacting the way we do business. Many companies are looking to optimize costs. The best way to ensure your company’s survival is through strategic planning. High-level managers face many challenges that can be overcome by managing risks and tracking project progress and budgets. Find out why the key to success involves having the right information at the right level at the right time. Read More...

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