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1 Business Consulting Services © Copyright IBM Corporation 2002 The Seven Keys to Success Alter the course of your projects history

2 Business Consulting Services © Copyright IBM Corporation 2002 The Seven Keys to Success | PowerPoint | 29 May 2014 |2 Hit me over the head! – Client Executive You must communicate at the board room level

3 Business Consulting Services © Copyright IBM Corporation 2002 The Seven Keys to Success | PowerPoint | 29 May 2014 |3 Healthy Signs Executive incentives tied to project results Investments in change management and training Subject matter experts dedicated full-time Unhealthy Signs No executive sponsor visible People sabotaging efforts Resistance to new ideas No experts available 1. Stakeholders are committed

4 Business Consulting Services © Copyright IBM Corporation 2002 The Seven Keys to Success | PowerPoint | 29 May 2014 |4 2.Business benefits are realized Healthy Signs A compelling reason to implement The solution doesnt have to be fancy The difference can be measured Unhealthy Signs Why are we doing this? Time is not important Cost is too important

5 Business Consulting Services © Copyright IBM Corporation 2002 The Seven Keys to Success | PowerPoint | 29 May 2014 |5 3.Work and schedule are predictable Unhealthy Signs Cant describe what finished means Uncontrolled poor plans, controls, tracking mechanisms Slippage comes as a surprise Healthy Signs Everyone gives the same definition of finished Good evidence of control Slippage, when it happens, is predicted

6 Business Consulting Services © Copyright IBM Corporation 2002 The Seven Keys to Success | PowerPoint | 29 May 2014 |6 Unhealthy Signs Issue is a bad word Nothing in writing 4.Scope is realistic and managed Healthy Signs Evidence of healthy negotiation Lengthy issues log Written agreements

7 Business Consulting Services © Copyright IBM Corporation 2002 The Seven Keys to Success | PowerPoint | 29 May 2014 |7 Unhealthy Signs The tension can be felt Turnover is high Working conditions are poor 5. Team is high performing Healthy Signs Morale is good The team is diverse

8 Business Consulting Services © Copyright IBM Corporation 2002 The Seven Keys to Success | PowerPoint | 29 May 2014 |8 Unhealthy Signs What risks? All-or-nothing tactics 6. Risks are mitigated Healthy Signs Documented plan Test-it-first tactics

9 Business Consulting Services © Copyright IBM Corporation 2002 The Seven Keys to Success | PowerPoint | 29 May 2014 |9 Unhealthy Signs Good staff are not available Negative remarks about performance 7.Delivery organization benefits are realized Healthy Signs People feel they are learning Willingness to invest in the project Good press is being created

10 Business Consulting Services © Copyright IBM Corporation 2002 The Seven Keys to Success | PowerPoint | 29 May 2014 |10 Stakeholders are Committed Business Benefits are Realised Work and Schedule are Predictable Team is High Performing Scope is Realistic and Managed Risks are Mitigated Deliv. Org. Benefits are Realised R G Y Y Y G R Concern Recommended Action Concern Recommended Action A Board Room Agenda What they need to know, what they need to decide

11 Business Consulting Services © Copyright IBM Corporation 2002 The Seven Keys to Success | PowerPoint | 29 May 2014 |11 You live your life forwards but understand it backwards. – Kirkegaarde Accelerating the acquisition of expertise through research

12 Business Consulting Services © Copyright IBM Corporation 2002 The Seven Keys to Success | PowerPoint | 29 May 2014 |12 Accelerating the acquisition of expertise through research Great understanding only comes when very little of professional life remains. – Project Management Guru

13 Business Consulting Services © Copyright IBM Corporation 2002 The Seven Keys to Success | PowerPoint | 29 May 2014 |13 Stakeholders are Committed Business Benefits are Realized Work and Schedule are Predictable Team is High Performing Scope is Realistic and Managed Risks are Mitigated Deliv. Org. Benefits are Realized R G Y Y Y G R Alter the course of your projects history: the Seven Keys to Success 7 Keys > Altering the course


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