7 pain points in IT projects (and how to ease them)
According to the Standish Group, only 34% of projects in the IT sector are successfully completed. How can we assuage the pain points in IT projects to lift this number? Kanika Sharma lists 7 problems and their solutions.
Expertise, estimations and project risks
The use of subject matter experts is commonplace throughout the lifecycle of a project, typically functional experts in their respective roles that the project manager relies on to make delivery estimations and identify potential risks to a project, but what risks do they bring?
Devils in detail and project estimating fallacies
Project estimating costs and durations can be done in great detail using Excel or more sophisticated tools. However, detailed is not synonymous with accurate! Pat Weaver provides a more pragmatic approach to estimating time and costs on a project.
Communication, stakeholder expectations and project estimation
Effective communication between project stakeholders is always difficult but critical to ensure you can manage stakeholders’ expectations. Lynda Bourne explains how project estimation can play a part in conveying meaning.
“Pseudo accurate estimates based on detailed calculations are no more valid than estimates made in more general terms, but can easily create false expectations.”