What Makes Projects Succeed?
What Makes Projects Fail?
|User involvement||Relying on early releases of software or operating systems for critical components|
|Executive management support||Relying on sub-contractors outside your control for critical components|
|Clear statement of requirements||Lack of contingency planning for software upgrades, sickness and late deliveries|
|Proper planning||Allowing contractors to change or avoid their specifications|
|Realistic expectations||Failing to identify and pursue the critical path|
|Small project milestones||Making key appointments on political grounds|
|Competent, open-minded, solution-oriented staff||Project managers who want to be liked|
|Clear business vision and objectives||Lack of authoritative user buy-in|
|Hard-working focused staff||Lack of systematic monitoring and chasing of delays and slips|