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I had to do a quick ten minute presentation on "What are the factors needed for successful projects?" Here's what I came up with!

I had to do a quick ten minute presentation on "What are the factors needed for successful projects?" Here's what I came up with!

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Factors for Successful Projects Factors for Successful Projects Presentation Transcript

  • "What are the factors needed for successful projects?" Trevor Roberts
  • Triple Constraint
    • Interacting constraints
    • A successful project balances these constraints
    • Given we can't have unlimited resources or unlimited time, we need to manage all three constraints
    • Project management gives the tools to do this
  • Factors Shared by Successful Projects
    • Clear and agreed objectives
    • Committed and effective team
    • Planning
    • Management controls
    • Repeated reappraisal
    • Communication
  • Clear and agreed objectives
    • discuss with stakeholders, people having the problem / who will use the end product
    • discuss with senior management and other stakeholders to gain buy-in - Business Case
    • formal requirements documentation signed off
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/caribb/156052002/
  • Committed and effective team
    • know and are eager to achieve objectives
    • have the skills necessary to do this
    • likely to be in place through the project
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mckaysavage/497783133/
  • Planning
    • route map from here to the solution
    • detailed enough to assign work
    • flexible enough to adapt to surprises
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/munnerley/5962807162/
  • Management Controls
    • track work being done
    • identify and deal with risks and issues
    • formal change control process
    • budgetary management
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/john_hall_associates/3101529798/
  • Repeated reappraisals
    • has the environment changed?
    • have likely costs increased, or benefits reduced?
    • is the project still needed?
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnavy/5589408584/
  • Communication
    • ties everything else together
    • builds strong team
    • keeps stakeholders on board
    • provides yourself and others with the information needed
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fabiovenni/86102754/
  • Summary
    • Clear and agreed objectives
    • Committed and effective team
    • Planning
    • Management controls
    • Repeated reappraisal
    • Communication
    • Stakeholder buy-in, known destination
    • Capability and desire to perform well
    • Route to success
    • Guidance and cost control
    • Check project still valid
    • Ties everything together
    G I V E S
  • Questions? Trevor Roberts