Unclear Project Goals

Part of the Requirements phase should be clearly defining what the goals of the project are, who is impacted and how the changes will improve business operations. Many times, Requirements are statically gathered from the stakeholders without further insight into the real problem. It is …

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Mid-Project Changes

One of the biggest challenges with managing ever-changing technologies is accommodating modifications to the initial Requirements. When going “off-script”, IT Managers tend to lose control and are unable to swing the project back on track. In today’s more Agile-focused software development environment, it’s vital to …

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No User Feedback Loop

Communication with the user community is key to managing a successful project. You must have a constant, ever-present feedback loop with the users to ensure expectations are being met. With incremental delivery and deployment via Sprints, you can Release working code to the user community …

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Limited Requirements

When Requirements are not clearly defined, the project is doomed fail. Inevitably, the development team will get caught up in wasted hours working to get caught up from missteps that could have been avoided with appropriate scoping of the project deliverables. Requirements must be fully …

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Poor Communication

When communication breaks down, so does your project. Communication between your team members is imperative in order for your team to run as a cohesive unit. All members should have visibility into tasks, risks and issues throughout the project. Team members should always feel connected …

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