Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sacred PM Practices -- Project Objectives

The findings of my research into what it takes to successfully manage a large IT project will be shared here on Management House during the next few weeks. First, let’s take a look at what the sample of project managers said about the use of project objectives.

  • Project objectives were not even defined for 20% of the successful projects.
  • After defining objectives, 15% of the projects did not document the objectives.
  • Once 17 projects had documented their project objectives, 35% did not share the objectives with the entire project team.

I thought project objectives are what keeps people pulling in the right direction. What has been your experience with project objectives? Have they been vital? Are they overrated?

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