Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Secrets of successful project

By Maria Getchell Subscribe to RSS | January 24th 2012 | Views:
loading
 
  



Why do some projects fail and some become a huge success? Have you ever thought about it? A same project could prove successful for someone and a failure for others. Even providing similar resources would lead to differentiated results. The reason is the project management techniques used in the project. To help you make your every project a success, we would today discuss the secrets of a successful project.

Building the base

Tip #1: Define project success criteria: Success does not mean the same thing for everyone. You thus, need to first rate success and define success for your project, to work towards it.

Tip #2: Identify project drivers, constraints, and degrees of freedom: Every project needs to balance its functionality, staffing, budget, schedule, and quality objectives. Define each of these five project dimensions as either a constraint within which you must operate. Degree of freedom is the slight variations that can be accepted that would affect the final outcome.

Tip #3: Define product standard: Early in the project, decide what criteria will determine whether or not the product is ready for release. The criteria should be realistic, measurable, documented, and aligned with what "quality" means to your customers.

Tip #4: Negotiate commitments. Despite pressure to promise the impossible, never make a commitment you know you can’t keep. Always keep a buffer time at hand to avoid missing commitments

Planning the Work

Tip #5: Write a plan: Some people believe the time spent writing a plan could be better spent writing code, but I don’t agree. The hard part isn’t writing the plan. The hard part is actually doing the planning—thinking, negotiating, balancing, talking, asking, and listening. The time you spend analyzing what it will take to solve the problem will reduce the number of surprises you have to cope with later in the project.

Tip #6: Break up the tasks: Break up the task into bits to make it simple.

Tip #7: Develop planning worksheets for common large tasks: If your team frequently undertakes certain common tasks, such as implementing a new object class, develop activity checklists and planning worksheets for these tasks.

Tip #8: Quality check at every step: Almost all quality control activities, such as testing and technical reviews should be implemented at every step to avoid any defects

Tracking Your Progress

Tip #9: Record actual and planned work . If you don’t record the actual effort or time spent on each task and compare them to your estimates, you’ll never improve your estimating approach. Your estimates will forever remain guesses.

Tip #10: Count tasks as complete only when they’re 100% complete.

Tip #20: Honest review of your project status and quality: Be honest in reviewing your work, no one else can be a better critic or appraiser of your own work.

These tips help you move towards success, and finally make your project successful.

Maria Getchell - About Author:
Maria is an expert IT professional who developed some good project management software like task manager and wedding planner

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:
http://www.articleside.com/software-articles/secrets-of-successful-project.htm

Related Software Articles Subscribe to RSS

Why use IBM Maximo for maintenance management
Published by Mary Porter on July 6th 2012 | Software
IBM Maximo is a powerful software solution that arms you with the tools to integrate all your mainte...
 
Significance of web-based document management for business
Published by Caitlin Jones on November 25th 2011 | Software
Each company has different requirements in terms of document management systems. For these users for...
 
Purpose of reputation management
Published by Sherlinandriya on July 7th 2012 | Software
Reputation management is the process of tracking an entity's actions and other entities' opinions ab...
 
Why your company needs inventory management software?
Published by Martin Tuner on December 8th 2011 | Software
Inventory management is an inherent element of a company that produces goods to meet the expectation...
 
Managing customer relationship management in the e-way
Published by Antony Wilmer on December 19th 2011 | Software
To enhance your relationship with your esteemed customers, you take the help of online CRM and CRM s...
 
Document management solutions – answer to rising prices
Published by Caitlin Jones on June 7th 2012 | Software
What is document imaging conversion? What are document management solutions? Finding an answer to ab...
 
What can you accomplish with E-scrap recycling management software?
Published by Angel on July 11th 2012 | Software
For the entrepreneur involved in the e-waste business, E-scrap recycling software fills the void wit...
 
An overview- Liferay document management
Published by Top Articles on November 28th 2011 | Software
In this article, it has been highlighted about the flexible software that is liferay document manage...
 
Factors vital for an effective customer relationship management
Published by Antony Wilmer on December 13th 2011 | Software
Understanding the demands of customers, value addition to the customer service and creation of a loy...
 
Novel ways for business owners to get the best from mobile app development project
Published by Angel on May 30th 2012 | Software
A business owner can bring in more sales by making diligent use of apps, built through successful mo...
 
Attendance management system is the unique system to maintain attendance records
Published by Mahesh Lodhaya on August 11th 2012 | Software
Attendance management system or time management software in India is very popular and on demand. Eve...
 
System management with sap support packs
Published by Tony Smith on March 9th 2012 | Software
Basic needs of your system include automated upgrades for software applications installed on the sys...
 
Some insightful information on data management
Published by Andy Robert on April 12th 2012 | Software
These days, most of the businesses seem to have too much data at their disposal; however, managing t...
 
Project management software Software – a Perfect Mixture of Bug Tracking and Issue Management
Published by Maria Getchell on January 10th 2012 | Software
A good project management software is one that not only helps you in tracking and managing your proj...
 
Pros and cons of document management server
Published by Caitlin Jones on February 6th 2012 | Software
The place of work of nowadays is very different as of what it is in the recent years. Most offices t...
 
Document management Software Help Start Up Businesses a Lot
Published by Caitlin Jones on May 16th 2012 | Software
The companies must not feel dejected about the economic distressful situation. They must keep trying...
 
Effective occupational health management from EOA Systems
Published by James Blee on August 22nd 2012 | Software
EOA Systems are a company who pride themselves on their ability to provide an effective and professi...
 
Secrets of successful project
Published by Maria Getchell on January 24th 2012 | Software
A successful project is the outcome of good project management. It would lead to the opening up of m...
 
Library software and library management software
Published by Julia Roger on March 23rd 2012 | Computer
Library software and library management software is an excellent way to categories all of your libra...
 
Benefits of online Sales tracking and leads management software
Published by Elizabeth Cooper on March 19th 2012 | Software
The lead management software is part of the complete sales force automation process that helps in tr...