When we go in to rescue projects teetering on the brink of failure, the first thing we do is find out the root causes that resulted in the problems.
For management, the blame is often dropped at the feet of the project manager or project team itself. But that’s not always fair. Frequently, we find that the root cause is actually the project.
Sometimes what a business asks of a project group is not what they really want. And of course, it follows that what they asked for is also not what they need.
This is what drives project teams into twists. With a mandate to produce a product no one needs, stakeholders squabble over features and the team often ends up at odds with each other, trying to parse the intentions behind the requests.
Faced with such a turbulent situation we readdress with the business the intention behind the project… not so much what the team is expected to deliver but why. Answering that why can go a long way to getting a project back on track.
Once we refocus we then make certain the project stays on track by introducing our seven Key Success Parameters.
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