Business Project Process

WHY

Business Case

Why are we doing this project? What are the goals of the project? How do these goals align with strategic goals?

"There is, I think, nothing in the world more futile than the attempt to find out how a task should be done when one has not yet decided what the task is." Alexander Meiklejohn, American Educator (1872 - 1964)

WHO

Product Owners and Stakeholders

Who is the project sponsor and product owner? Who will the stakeholders and customers be? Roles and responsibilities?

Project Charter

Priorities Resources Planned Costs Metrics

WHY NOT

WHAT

Constraints

Interdependencies Risks Obstacles

Planning

How will this project be evaluated? How will we prioritize this project within our portfolio of other projects? How do we plan to recoup the costs (direct, indirect, and opportunity) for the project? How will we manage any changes in the business that will result from this project? High level plans and execution

WHERE and WHEN

HOW

Execution

Starting the project Carrying out the work Monitoring and controlling processes Closing the project

Top Reasons for Business Project Failures 1) Unclear Goals, Incomplete or non-existent requirements 2) Unclear Communication – Content and methods 3) Unclear Priorities – Everything is #1!

4/26/2013

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R.Diaz

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