If only we knew…..

I find it amazing that those looking from the outside of a project can sometimes seem so knowledgable especially when things aren’t going so well. If only the project team had access to that knowledge along the way 🙂
Ok I am saying that tongue in cheek but when things don’t go quite right on projects others are quick to point out what should have been done. This is where comprehensive check lists are key in reviewing projects on a regular basis. One of my ideas is to set up regular team reviews of those lists so we never forget some key things on a project

Any ideas on good check lists? More mature organizations have a Governance group or a finance toll gate – all seem like more work but when truly run effectively can save you work and lessen the stress of go live


About chriscashell

I have been working in IT for most industries during my career and delivering change through solutions combining process re-engineering and software systems. This has involved taking a disparate group of people to form project teams and setting out on a mission to change the business and drive it forward to meet compelling goals. Building and being part of a successful team is a great experience and seeing organizations and individuals embrace change is a rewarding experience. I want to share my insights into those experiences and thoughts and find out what others believe can make change fun and enjoyable.
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1 Response to If only we knew…..

  1. Dan Hansvick says:

    It’s amazing how project participants can have selective memory lapses even when their decisions are documented in meeting notes. Regular review of the assumptions goals and changes to either need to be included in your project review. Usually less than 5 minutes every other week to keep everyone on the same page is a very small price to pay.

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