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Public Sector Informant : PSI - October
THE PUBLIC SECTOR INFORMANT 13 [OCTOBER 2010] 10-12566/1 & TRAINING DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONSADVERTISING FEATURE 10-12581/1 Morphing a project from failure to success Expertise: Codarra has a reputation for providing its clients with excellent specifications, world-class project management frameworks, award-winning project support personnel and great project management training. YOUR project needs to have the right things happen at the right time. Moreover, your proj- ect should be completed on time, on budget, and deliver its plan- ned benefits to your sta- keholders. Projects don't always work out quite like that. We have all seen examples of projects that are reported in the news for all the wrong reasons. Sadly the end result of a project faltering is both dis- gruntled stakeholders and highly stressed project managers. However, projects can be successful and you can give your project a high likeli- hood of success with the right foundations. Project foundations have mul- tiple dimensions and successful projects need the right organ- isational framework, good re- quirements, stakeholder involvement, management com- mitment, realistic expectations, adequate resources and project management expertise. At Codarra, staff often have people come and ask them to revive an ailing project. The conversation usually goes some- thing like this: ''Tell me about your sched- ule.'' "Well we've seriously blown the schedule but the sta- keholders forced us into an impossible time-frame...." ''Tell me about your require- ments.'' "What a shambles. See those two four-drawer filing cabinets over there? That's the specifi- cation. We haven't had time for any configuration manage- ment." ''Tell me about your sta- keholders.'' "That's another story. The stakeholders are at war and can never agree on anything..." ''Tell me about your supplier.'' "We are always fighting with them. They have just submitted a contract change for a huge increase in the project price...." Codarra has been managing projects for nearly 21 years and have often seen these problems. They too have made all the mistakes in the book and as a result have adopted world-class people, processes and tools that help reduce project risks. Now- adays, Codarra has a reputation for providing its clients with excellent specifications, world- class project management fram- eworks, award-winning project support personnel and great project management training. In particular, Codarra have undertaken numerous ICT pro- jects that other companies have avoided and they meet most schedules. If you are running into any of the above problems, phone 6128 1100 and ask for Carol. She will happily provide you with some friendly advice to get you back on track or at least point you in the right direction to get your foundations right.
PSI - September