Why do projects fail? Why does it happen time and again that projects are not carried out on time, within budget and to the quality and scope set out?
Reasons are more than likely to be varied and individual to that particular project. From our experience, a project does not usually fail due to a lack of technical skills and expertise from project teams. It is much more likely that a project’s success or failure lies with which methodology is used during implementation, testing and roll out. How individual procedures are managed decides whether a project succeeds or fails. It does not just depend on being familiar with one particular methodology such as project management. The subject should be regarded holistically because there is not just a methodology for optimum implementation, there is also requirements and migration management, as well as testing and roll out to consider.
Firstwaters place great importance on our Consultants being highly skilled where project methodologies are concerned and this is played out in our training programmes and professional approach. Even before a client project begins, a vital point is to establish which methodologies to use and this is influenced not solely from our own viewpoint, but also by the specific project situation ahead and the customer related set up and needs.