Fast Track Project Planning is a technique project managers can use when the sponsor pressures them to start work quickly. Sponsors often voice these complaints about planning: “I don’t want you to waste a lot of time on meetings and paperwork. Let’s start work! “We can plan this project as we go. So start work now!” “We need […]
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Projects fail when executives and stakeholders initiate projects like they’re ordering lunch at the drive-through window of a fast-food joint. In this situation, you, the project manager, can’t control the scope so the project finishes late and produces very little business value. Consistent project failure usually starts when PMs and sponsors initiate projects with fast food order-taking techniques. […]
We use order of magnitude (OOM) estimates at the beginning of a project. During the initiation phase, executives need information about how much the project will cost and how long it will take. They must decide if the project should go forward. They may also need to integrate this project with other projects the organization […]