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12 steps to project success

Blog: Better Projects

  1. Start with success criteria
  • Understand who the players are: Who are stakeholders, who are consumers/customers and who are decision makers? What do each of them want?
  • Does everyone have the same understanding of the goals? 
  • What are the risks you are living with? Business Value (Does it have a tangible, sustainable benefit?) and Delivery (time, cost, feasibility, money?)
  • What should we really be doing? 
  • Close the gaps in expectations.
  • Ensure the solutions team know what is expected. 
    1. Definition of done, etc
  • Ensure that the solutions team have a system in place that helps monitor progress and surface problems quickly
  • Manage the issues
  • Communicate
  • Thank everyone involved for their contribution
  • Bask in the glory of a successful project
  • Thank me later

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