Fighting Project Failure
Are you frustrated with your projects? Do they seem to take too long, be too complex and deliver too little? You may have the technical skills yet wonder why conversations with the business go off track? Is it will all go to waste?
The published numbers tell us:
Productivity growth from IT has dropped in the 2000s.
93% of IT projects fall short at some level: 60% just a little, up to 33% by a lot.
50% spend double their budget, and 20% are written off.
This costs organisations in Singapore over $1,000,000,000 each year.
As Project Manager, Project Director or PMO member, these numbers are critical to our profession.
The Success Healthcheck™: Fighting Project Failure course is the first in a series of three, founded on the seminal book on project success, Eem>The Success Healthcheck for IT Projects Eby J.A. Flinn. Her research at Oxford and HÉC Paris uncovered that failure is predictable and preventable. It is diagnosable and the path to health prescribed.
This 3-day course will show you how to diagnose the success or failure of any project, any time, anywhere. There is a 1-hour examination on the third day.
The course objectives of Success Healthcheck™: Fighting Project Failure are:
- Discover Project Performance Benchmarks that create value, not simply cut costs
- Understand how to identify early if your project will succeed or fail
- Discover 4 things that you don’t know that causes failure on many projects
- Learn how to save your organisation 10%-15% in most projects
- Learn 3 ways to be a hero with the 8-Fold Path, help your colleagues and your career
Participants are eligible to claim 21 PDUs from Project Management Institute (PMI) upon attending this course.
This course is highly experiential and facilitated, meaning that much of the learning is in the doing and contributing to the group discussion. Hence, what you will take away from the course can be split into material and educational.
- A copy of the book Eem>The Success HealthCheck for IT Projects Eby J.A. Flinn
- Handouts with a Summary of the key concepts
- 4 follow-up conference call sessions of 1 hour each, one per month
- Able to calibrate the overall value created from projects
- Understanding of the Diagnostic Framework for Project HealthCheck
- Able to identify the basic Warning Signs affecting project health
- Able to improve the performance of a project as a result of understanding project health
The 3-day course covers the introductory elements of the Success HealthCheck™ framework:
Introduction to the Success HealthCheck™
- Project Performance Benchmarks – It’s more than Time and Cost, it’s about Value
- How to Measure Project Value
- What the Current Failure Rates mean to Business and Project Professionals
- The 8 Key Systems that Lead to Project Success or Failure
- An Introduction to the 8-Fold Path for Project Success
This is the first course leading to Success HealthCheck™ Level 1 Practitioner Certificate, which will be issued upon successful completion of all 3 courses.
There are no pre-requisites for the course. However, experience and awareness of project work is an advantage.