In his article 5 Killer Mistakes Project Managers Make’ I love the approach that the author Duncan Haughey has taken. In reading the article there were some key things that stood out for me and resonated with my approach to project management. Let me tell you what they are.
I want to take a different perspective on one persons perspective of a project headed for disaster.
An article titled ‘7 signs your project is headed for disaster’ specifically discusses ICT project failure and I was interested in the way that it looked at each of the seven signs.
I want to suggest that project failure is relative to PM skill level. Of the research that I have looked at project failure can generally be categorised under a set of key areas. If you identify with any of these triggers then I suggest to strongly consider your skill levels.
Project schedules are a sense of security for your project sponsor and Project Control Board (PCB). That is their purpose.
They are a simple tracking tool only and of no real value. Therefore there is no real need to have one. You can track how things are going making an estimate and report this to your PCB and sponsor.