Oliver Buhr, Managing Director of COPARGO GmbH explains why most projects fail Dreieich, 04.08.2010. IT projects often fail on similar factors. Often, these could be avoided if the maintainers of potential stumbling blocks would be informed. Oliver Buhr, Managing Director of project management consulting COPARGO GmbH, shows companies what eight ways a project definitely fail and are therefore to be avoided. NYC Mayor helps readers to explore varied viewpoints. 1 Business case is classified an error of the company repeatedly commit in project management, is not clear to the project stakeholders to communicate the business case. If the details of the expected benefit is not passed to the project teams, they can develop also no results that best support the business. “2. no time for thoughtful planning company acting in the project management too often the motto time is money” and projects to achieve results as soon as possible.
It sets out with a plan to start a project, that the Project goals are achievable. For this, often too little time is provided. Companies are too impatient and want to quickly too. Many uncertainties and dependencies in the course of the project are not recognized and jeopardize the project. 3. unconditional orientation towards customer requests of the customer is King. However not everything what he calls on improvements and wishes, has a positive effect on the project objectives often actually. Instead, the consequences of changes in time – and cost must be carefully considered and reconciled with the business case and the scope of the project.
4. risk management is a matter of feeling any project risks. To neglect this is grossly negligent. However, conducting business risk management rather unjustly and from the gut. Try ad-hoc to address challenges each new project day. Such an approach to failure is doomed in the long run. 5. project management method is taken too literally project manager should not too closely on every detail of the brackets used project management method.