How to ensure your IT projects succeed from day one

What does a successful IT project mean to you? Are you driven by pride? Fear of failure? Hunger to be the best? Whatever it is that pushes you to succeed, it probably works a lot of the time. But what about the times that it doesn’t?

No matter how hard you try, chances are that sometimes something crops up and sends your IT projects into a spin. But what if you had been given the correct tools, training and support in the first place, wouldn’t that help you succeed?

What if we told you that there was a way to ensure that your IT projects succeed every single time?

And it’s all in the planning. But first…

Why do IT projects fail?

IT projects fail for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Insufficient funds
  • Not enough time
  • Changes in scope
  • Unrealistic business expectations
  • New issues/developments

All of these things (and more) can throw your IT project off track. And if not handled correctly, they can lead to project failure. Is that really something you can afford to happen?

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Although it’s impossible to remove the risk of any of these factors putting a wrench in the works, having a solid foundation and clear path helps to keep them to a minimum.

That’s why when it comes to IT project failure, the biggest cause of all is poor discovery.

Discover your way to guaranteed success

When you start any IT project, it is so important to put in the leg work at the discovery stage. Investing time and effort at this crucial time will set you and your team up for success.

Your project charter is your guide for the project. It’s like your IT project roadmap.

By sitting down with your team to develop the project charter, you’ll ensure that everyone is on the same page from the get-go and knows what’s expected to achieve project success.

It’ll help to keep you all on the straight and narrow, as you can ensure your project is running in line with what you planned out.

Better yet, your project charter gives you something to refer back to if things happen to go off course. Having that cornerstone document gives you a point of reference and can help you to identify where things started going wrong. And this means that you have a blueprint to seamlessly get your IT project back on track.

Is your current IT project heading in the right direction?

If your IT project is failing and you want to bury your head in the sand, it may feel like there’s no way out. But trust us – there is.

It’s not too late to turn things around. And it’s easier than you think.

You can make sure that every IT project you manage from now on starts on the road to success and makes it across the finish line.

With over two decades of experience as IT managers and project leaders, we’ve created a five-step guide to rescue IT projects. Can you afford not to give it a try?

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