Identifying and addressing common project challenges

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Over the years, I have formulated a theory of projects. The goal of telling you about this is to try to help you improve the success of your projects. By understanding projects and their components (strategy, tactics, and measurement), and by applying the framework I will share, you can better identify and address these project challenges.

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Identifying and addressing common project challenges

  1. 1. Identifying and addressing common project challenges<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />What is a project?<br />The role of strategy, tactics, and measurement<br />What makes a good project<br />A framework for identifying the 6 major project challenges<br />Solutions for the 6 major project challenges<br />
  3. 3. What is a project?<br />
  4. 4. Projects vs. operations<br />Projects are not ongoing<br />Projects improve operations<br />Operations has metrics, not projects.<br />
  5. 5. Projects improve operations<br />8%<br />Operations<br />Project<br />4%<br />Operations<br />Strategy + Tactics<br />
  6. 6. Project components<br />Strategy<br />Tactics<br />Measurement<br />
  7. 7. Strategy<br />A strategy is a framework to establish and evaluate tactics with regard to a goal of improving operations.<br />
  8. 8. Tactics<br />Tactics use best practices and strategic direction to improve operations.<br />
  9. 9. Measurement<br />Project metrics vs. strategic metrics<br />
  10. 10. Projects vs. strategy, tactics, and measurement<br />Strategy<br />Metrics<br />Tactics<br />
  11. 11. Projects vs. strategy, tactics, and measurement<br />Project<br />Project<br />Project<br />Strategy<br />Metrics<br />Tactics<br />
  12. 12. Projects vs. strategy, tactics, and measurement<br />Project<br />Strategy<br />Metrics<br />Tactics<br />
  13. 13. Projects vs. strategy, tactics, and measurement<br />Project<br />Project<br />Project<br />
  14. 14. Projects vs. strategy, tactics, and measurement<br />
  15. 15. The good project<br />Good action is choosing the mean between extreme.<br />Projects are acting.<br />Good projects exhibit the mean between extremes.<br />Projects are composed of strategy, tactics, and measurement<br />A good project has the proper amount of each.<br />
  16. 16. Framework<br />
  17. 17. The good project—storytelling<br />Narrative structure (beginning, middle, and end)<br />Pace (reliable plot development)<br />Duration (not too long or too short)<br />
  18. 18. Framework<br />
  19. 19. Framework<br />
  20. 20. Framework<br />
  21. 21. Framework<br />
  22. 22. Framework<br />
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  24. 24. Framework<br />
  25. 25. Conclusion<br />

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