There are 12 known factors that can negatively impact your project delivery. Even one of these factors can cause project delays and cost increases. The interaction of several of these factors can mean the collapse of a project.
I believe that organizations and project managers that succeed in manifesting diversity as an integral part of their project management ecosystem – for example, by providing employee trainings that clarify the importance and value of diversity, by offering flexibility and freedom for everyone to perform and develop, or by listening to employee feedback to understand their needs – benefit greatly from diversity in project management.
Collect, analyze and document lessons learned in a regular and formalized way from the beginning of the project until its completion. And remember to regularly access and actively apply existing lessons learned from previous projects.
It was with great interest that I read last week's PwC report, based on a global survey by PwC and PMI. The report explores what project managers and executives in the Middle East can learn from the top 10% in global project management to improve their own performance.
Lessons learned play a vital role in the success of a project because they make us to learn from past mistakes and multiply successes. By not learning from project failures, we are doomed to repeat similar situations. By not maximizing on project successes, we miss opportunities to implement good processes and practices to successfully complete existing and future work.
I agree that the HBR Project Canvas presents the essential questions that lead to project success in a simple and clear way and should be reviewed regularly in workshops. Have a read and check the Project Canvas!
Follow the SMART formula and your targets will become a clear project plan. At the same time, your chances of successfully achieving your goals will increase significantly.
So, if you want to achieve your goals in 2022, rely on SMART project planning instead of good intentions!