Never underestimate the value of early stakeholder engagement to a project.
Not engaging the right stakeholders early enough in your project creates added headaches and problems with project delivery.
Never underestimate the value of Senior Management involvement in your project!
Your ability to gain buy-in and support from across an organisation is really dependent on having one or more Senior Managers along for the ride. Your project needs to be something that these managers talk about, whenever the opportunity arises.
If you are doing all of the things that point to project chaos then you are likely to have a clear understanding of how to confuse people in the business.
In my recent post titled ‘No collaboration = Project chaos‘ I spoke about the sorts of things that I see that cause chaos in a project. What I didn’t discuss in that post was the impact on the business stakeholders when this is occurring.