Successful Project Management

Is a certain level of project failure considered to be “normal” in your organization?

Statistics vary as to how many projects fail, but everyone agrees the number is too high. Here are some things to consider when creating a project:

Projects are not clearly defined at the executive level

  • There is lack of consensus/alignment among key players.
  • There is no process to prioritize projects and the necessary¬† resources.
  • Too many projects are being worked on at one time.
  • Scope continuously changes due to:
    • Not being properly assessed at the beginning of the project
    • Allowing (or forcing) changes to “sneak in”
    • Changing and/or volatile business conditions
    • Structures are not in place to facilitate the accomplishment and management of complex, cross-functional work.
    • Projects are forced into the traditional organization structure.
    • There is lack of an agreed-upon project management methodology and phase process.
    • ¬†Functional managers are not clear on their roles in a project-focused organization.

Project implementation plans are not developed within the team environment 

  • Work is not broken down into manageable tasks.
  • Tasks are often missed because deadlines are lax.
  • Some tasks are mentioned but glossed over.
  • Team members lack clarity on role responsibility and task deadlines.

FreshXperts can help you better define and conduct successful projects for your business.

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Tim Vaux

Tim Vaux

I love working in the produce industry because we not only work in an industry that provides healthy dietary choices for consumers, but the people have great passion for what they do. Whether it's the grower-shipper community or the rest of the value chain, I have never dealt with people with so much integrity & enthusiasm for meeting customer needs.