Build Project Support first

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Build Project Support first
An often overlooked fastpath to failure of any major project is to not (properly) assess the support for the project beforehand (using Force Field Analysis or similar), or to neglect to act upon it before kicking off the project (if the restraining forces for the project are bigger then the driving forces). Don't let your sense of urgency fool you, and do not assume you can always build the support later on.

Rushing brings no results
I agree with you Guus, having experienced this the hard way. In the past, I allowed the urgency of a particularly important project in the organizatio...

Communications and Stakeholder buy-in
Sharon Zeilstra
I think the most important gauges of project success are communications and stakeholder buy-in. Regardless of the software tools and tables, charts an...

Creating Sufficient Supporting Area
Klaver, Project Manager, Netherlands, Member
Guus, I also agree with you. It is paramount to communicate with all parties involved and try to analyse where they stand (support the project, neutra...


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