PMI has released a new Pulse of the Profession® report specifically about benefits identification. There is a lot of interesting stuff in the report including these headlines from their research:
·When benefits are identified before the start of a project, 56% more projects meet or exceed forecasted ROI.
·38% of respondents said that project managers are responsible for the identification of benefits.
·Only 20% of steering committees take accountability for making sure benefits align to strategic objectives.
Did you know that the term ‘dashboard’ comes from the part of a horse-drawn cart that stopped the driver being splashed with mud from the horses’ hooves? Today, you’ll have a dashboard in your car and you may also have one on your project.
When you start your project you need to consider what resources are required to get it done. It’s always best to ask for the things you need at the beginning, rather than getting stuck halfway through because you haven’t planned it out, and having to ask then for additional resources.
I’m going to show you the 3 types of essential resource that you should be considering for your project. I bet you are going to need all of them, so it’s worth taking a bit of time to work out exactly what that looks like for your project so you can request everything you need before you start work.
Projects can’t start without…
Do you struggle with sharing information between team members? It’s too common to hear phrases like:
· If I’d known that I would have done it differently
· I didn’t know we had a template for that
· It would have saved a lot of time if I’d known…
· There’s already a process for…
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