IT Management Slideshow: Five Enterprise Project Management Mistakes to Avoid

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 03-15-2012
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Mistake 1: Absence of Alignment with Key Strategic Priorities

Mistake 1: Absence of Alignment with Key Strategic Priorities

The fallout: Team members/resources are pulled off for other projects. Management's time commitment is limited.
It's all about "faster, cheaper, better" to survive competitively in today's economy. This puts much pressure on CIOs and their teams when undertaking high-profile enterprise projects. The book "Enterprise Project Governance: A Guide to the Successful Management of Projects Across the Organization" (Amacom/available in March), takes an in-depth look at a number of classic pitfalls of project execution and establishes best practices to circumvent them. CIOs and other project managers must understand that it's no longer about bringing projects in on time and under budget, according to authors Paul C. Dinsmore and Luiz Rocha. It's about successfully aligning the project's outcomes to organizational priorities and resources to create value. Dinsmore is president of Dinsmore Associates, a project/change-management consultancy. Rocha is director of projects with Dinsmore Associates. For more about the book,click here. Here are five, project pitfalls to avoid, plus solutions for how to do so.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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