The challenges of project planning
During the project planning stage, your project teams – and their project tracking software – must inevitably deal with several common challenges.
Project teams often field requests for additional deliverables, revisions to plans, and higher budgets that increase the scope and cost of a project. Managing scope creep effectively is one of the primary ingredients for a successful project.
Miscommunication can send any project off the rails, causing delays, budget overruns, and unacceptable outcomes.
Projects often fail when goals for a project are not specific, measurable, or realistic. Establishing goals that can be accomplished in a reasonable timeframe and budget is essential.
Planning a project with a limited budget requires great attention to detail and an understanding of the risks and complications that can lead to cost overruns.
When projects fail, it’s often because organizations lacked team members with the necessary skills to handle specific tasks or stages of the project.
While many project teams are under pressure to achieve results quickly, setting realistic deadlines is imperative. Expecting more from a team than it can deliver is a sure recipe for failure.