Projects can be difficult to deliver well. But there are a number of straightforward checks to ensuring you’re on the right path. Take our 2-minute test to find out whether you’re in control.
- Is the purpose of the project understood and defined?
- As a result, is the approach to the project documented and able to be revisited as a baseline for control?
- Does the project have a defined owner and governance structure?
- Has the project timeline of activities and their relationship been captured in a gantt chart or similar? And is this detail being updated to provide comparison between planned and actual dates?
- Are roles and responsibilities across the project team understood and communicated to all stakeholders?
- Is the following available to all project stakeholders?
- Future state design and rationale
- Details of the transition process
- Are the costs associated with the project being tracked and variations being projected?
- Is the customer being communicated with regularly and are they able to provide feedback on the developing solution?
- Are risks to delivering the project being proactively identified and managed?
- Are lessons from projects being captured and fed into planning of future projects?
Managing projects is about putting in place a framework to define, manage, and communicate all that is required to deliver a successful outcome.