In this short course you will learn: The Definition of a Project Project Success Rates over Time The Top Ten Reasons Projects Fail How to Identify Project Success Criteria A Simple Exercise to Turn Project Failure into Project Success Duration: 5 minutes
Planning for Success: How to Develop a Prioritized Plan to Improve the Performance of your Organization, Division or Department
Planning is the process by which an organization visualizes its future, defines strategic goals and develops plans to achieve their vision. However, developing a plan does not have to be a major event requiring an off-site retreat, consultants and breakout sessions. Using our proven planning methodology as a guide, this course outlines a simple process that will help you develop an effective multi-year plan for your company, division or department. In addition, this course contains bonus content to apply the concepts taught in this course to your organization. This content includes: A sample case study that we use as an example to illustrate the planning process A step by step guide and easy to use Planning Templates that can be used to develop a plan for your organization. This course is for executives, director, managers and project managers and takes approximately one hour to complete.
Requirements are the foundation of project success. However, many organizations don’t spend enough time developing their requirements before beginning a project or engaging vendors in the procurement process. This lack of front-end strategy results in project overruns, missed expectations, scope creep, and gaps between the project implementation and the desired process improvements. In fact, recent research has shown that companies with poor requirements definition will have three times as many project failures as successes and that organizations pay a premium of as much as 60% on time and budget when they use poor requirements practices on their projects. To help avoid these pitfalls, this course teaches participants an easy to use the process for defining requirements. During this course, participants will learn: the difficulties of requirements definition and how to overcome them; the four types of requirements used in successful projects and procurements; an easy to use the process for defining summary, business, technical and professional services requirements; and best practices, tips, and techniques for comprehensive requirements definition. In addition, participants will engage in hands-on exercises to assist in defining requirements for their project or procurement, and participants will be provided with document templates to assist in the requirements definition process. This course takes approximately one hour to complete.