Software Development

IT Project Success CAN be over 90%

Having managed many IT project successes and a couple of unsuccessful projects over the past 30 plus years prompted me to publish a number of blogs addressing the 10 most common reasons for IT project failure. After publishing the blogs, I set out to find organizations that did not fit the widely accepted project failure [...]

How to build requirement documents that work

Requirements documents come in a variety of flavours, including marketing, business, and product requirements. Although the specific content varies between each type of requirements document, the purpose remains the same. A requirements document must communicate requirements so that someone can determine a solution. Why do requirement documents fail? In many cases, requirement documents fail to [...]

Effective Stakeholder Management is Essential for IT Project Success

Boardroom Metrics provides IT Consulting and IT RFP, Bid Response Writing expertise to clients in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe. Effective stakeholder management was critical to every IT project success in every organization I have ever worked with. Stakeholder management is an important discipline that successful project managers use to win support from others. It [...]

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The Impact of Project Leadership on IT Project Success

Boardroom Metrics provides IT Consulting and IT RFP, Bid Response Writing expertise to clients in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe. IT Project Leadership Project leadership requires technical depth and management breadth in order to impact positively on IT project success. A project manager’s role consists of two distinctly different yet complementary skills. Both are necessary [...]

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The Impact of Incomplete or Changing Requirements on IT Project Success

Incomplete or changing requirements may be the result of inadequate scope definition, which can effect IT project success. In one of my previous blogs, I discussed the importance of “Scope Definition”. However no matter how well you define the scope, I found that it will be incomplete and there will be changes as the IT [...]

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Resource Planning for IT Project Success

Proper resource planning is critical, the right project staffing with the right skills will greatly improve IT project success. Yet inadequate and/or improperly allocated resources is one of the ten most common contributors to project failure. Not having the right people on the project can kill it. “The key to getting a project successfully accomplished [...]

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Unrealistic Timelines are the Bane of Successful IT Project Planning

Boardroom Metrics provides IT Consulting and IT RFP, Bid Response Writing expertise to clients in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe. In my experience as a project manager, unrealistic timelines or schedules are one of the most common reasons for unsuccessful IT project planning. I've seen my share of projects fail. In fact, according to the [...]

Project Scope – the Corner Stone of IT Project Planning Success

Boardroom Metrics provides IT Consulting and IT RFP, Bid Response Writing expertise to clients in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe. Before I get into why project scope is the corner stone for IT project planning success and project execution activities that follow, let’s define what is meant by project scope. There are several definitions available [...]

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