What is the purpose of a Change request or Variation?

You may have a love or hate relationship with Change Requests (CR), depending on which side you sit on. For example, on the vendor side, Project Managers take pride in getting the customer to approve CRs. Similarly, Professional Services Managers (with P&L...

Don’t fool yourself by assuming you know it all!

Be very cautious when you hear from the ERP/CRM vendor: Oh, we have done it many times. We are confident that we will complete the project within the set time and budget. Nothing is straightforward in enterprise application projects. Assuming you know it all is one of...

How to measure project success?

The standard way to measure project success is to match the ‘actuals’ with ‘planned’ constraints. During project initiation, we set project success criteria and the constraints. The typical project constraints are Scope, Time, Budget and...

Educate the project team! Before it is too late!

It is a norm to educate passengers before any significant journey. Remember how Air Hostess explains the aircraft’s emergency evacuation and safety features? Similarly, we make induction mandatory for any significant site visits. Again, the purpose is to educate...