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We may not often ask ourselves whether our project will succeed for fear of the answer. But 63 percent of projects either fail or struggle to meet their budget or completion objectives. The more complex the project, the more likely it is to fail. A recent, high-profile example of this was the roll-out of the U.S. government’s healthcare.gov program. While the government acted quickly to fix major problems with the website, the glitch led many Americans to delay their decision to join the program and turned many others off altogether. Several factors contributed to the website’s failure, including incorrectly forecasting the performance requirements, not giving sufficient time for appropriate testing and underestimating the complexity of the project. The same shortcomings doom other projects, too.
To avoid making similar mistakes, leading organizations need to identify in advance which projects are more likely to end badly and how to give them the best shot at success. Predictive project analytics, or PPA, is a new approach that leverages advanced analytics to evaluate a given project’s likelihood of success. Read how it works and how it can help your organization.
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