Why do projects goes downhill soon after they start?

Many digital projects never liftoff. Instead, they go downhill after the Sales handover to the Delivery team. So, why do projects goes downhill soon after they start? The top reason for the common phenomenon is the lack of collaboration between the Vendor(s) and the...

ERP/CRM projects do not fail by accident!

ERP/CRM projects take at least a few months to complete. Therefore, there is enough time to assess the project’s progress and make an informed judgement if the project can fail. The vendor Project team generally has a very good idea about the root cause of the...

Sponsors – Avoid project failure by intentional listening!

As a Sponsor, don’t underestimate the powers of the Status quo. If you leave your troops alone to fight, you will lose, resulting in a failed project. If you don’t intentionally listen to your troops (customer and vendor), the project will fail too. Avoid these costly...

The Role of the Project Sponsor in Digital Projects!

The Project Sponsor is like the General fighting against the status quo. Customer and vendor-side troops support you. They join hands to win against their common enemy – the status quo. So, you must stay close to customer and vendor teams and strategise the battle...

How much you reap depends on how much you sow!

Most of us would agree with ‘You reap what you sow’. The other aspect is how much did you sow? How much you reap depends on how much you sow! The question is, how much are we investing in sowing the good seeds. What is our plan to irrigate and consistently remove the...

Why are Guiding Principals useless?

You may have seen a little section – ‘The Guiding Principals’, at the start of key project documents. The author writes it. The stakeholders review and sometimes debate it. Then, when the document is approved, no one ever looks at them. Look, the problem is not in the...

What are you prepared to give away?

You must know what are you prepared to give away? Life is all about giving and taking. If you want to attain something, you must first give. The question is, what are you prepared to give! To earn money, you give away your time and energyTo learn, you may give away...

Why are we too shy to log this significant risk?

Digital projects are all about working collaboratively to deliver the intended outcome within given constraints. However, the reality is that we work in silos of smoky glass walls. Often the Vendor and Customer side Project teams behave like rivals rather than...

Kill the – ‘It is not my problem’ culture!

‘It is not my problem’ is different from ‘It is not a problem.’ When someone says, ‘It is not my problem’, they don’t want to share the problem/risk with any appropriate authority. As a result, the risk remains there. An unreported and unmonitored risk can soon become...