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Comment 11 Share Tweet Share print email As a newly hired project manager I joined an existing project that had not been performing very well. After getting a nice hot cup of coffee to help me start the day I went to my desk where I found 3 envelopes and a note from the previous project manager.
The note read Welcome to the company and this really difficult project. To help you with a project that has already started I have provided you with 3 envelopes labelled from 1 to 3. Each time you hit a problem on the project open one of the envelopes and it will help you take the project forward.
You are to only open one envelope at a time and only in the order 1,2 and 3.
A few months later my project started to go wrong and I was sat my desk wondering what I should do when I opened my draw and saw the envelopes. Remembering the words from the previous project manager I decided to open the first envelope what was the worst that could happen.
Then a few months later the project started to go wrong again and remembering the envelopes I opened my draw. I put the envelope away and re-planned the project. All was going well on the project and then we hit a major problem. The project owner was not happy shouting at people as he was clearly frustrated on how the project was going.
I confidently ran back to my desk to get the third envelope knowing that the advice from the first two envelopes had worked so well. However what it does is illustrate a bad project. You can avoid your projects getting like this if you focus on getting the scope of the project right at the very start.
Get your free copy of the ebook Beginners Guide to Project Management. The Difference Between Successful and Unsuccessful Projects One thing I see on a regular basis when I join new companies and take on existing projects is a project owner that is frustrated and disappointed with their project.
This is normally caused by a project going off course and not delivering what the owner thought would be delivered. Often the big difference between successful and unsuccessful projects is the project scope.
A project scope that is open to interpretation or too complicated will lead to a project grows and ends up being late.
A poorly scoped project will result in a delivery that is not what was initially wanted. If you can get the scope right at the start you will massively increase your chances of successful project delivery. This first part is writing clearly what the project will build. Clarity is important so use easy to understand language.How to Write a News Story.
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