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The Eight Biggest Problems in Project Planning and Execution…and the Solutions for Each (Part 6)

Part 6–(Responsibility at the Task Level is Unclear) A common stumbling-block for companies appears well into the project planning and implementation stage, when roles have been decided but actual responsibility at the task level is lacking. We have detailed several causes and effects below, along with a best-practice solution to help you ensure that your [...]

By |January 18th, 2017|Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast|0 Comments

The Eight Biggest Problems in Project Planning and Execution…and the Solutions for Each (Part 5)

Part 5–(Inability to Get Team Members) A common challenge many clients face in project management is simply being able to get enough people onto the project team. To build crucial momentum, a successful project requires sufficient team members to take care of all aspects of the planning and execution. What makes this problem especially insidious [...]

By |November 15th, 2016|Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast|0 Comments

The Eight Biggest Problems in Project Planning and Execution…and the Solutions for Each (Part 4)

Part 4–(People Don’t Know How to Plan) A common problem that we regularly see with clients in a broad spectrum of industries is that many people simply don’t have the ability to plan their section of the work required for the project to be successful. Planning isn’t a skill that comes naturally to most people. [...]

By |October 18th, 2016|Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast|0 Comments

The Eight Biggest Problems in Project Planning and Execution…and the Solutions for Each (Part 3)

PART 3—(The Project Starts Slowly) We see this all over the world and it is one of the most common problems clients talk about: our projects start slowly. Reasons for these slow starts vary, and some are highly contradictory. For example, some complain that there is too much time, while others complain that there isn't [...]

By |August 12th, 2016|Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast|0 Comments

The Eight Biggest Problems in Project Planning and Execution…and the Solutions for Each (Part 2)

PART 2—(Inadequate Scope Definition) Inadequate scope definition The planning phase is the stage that comes into play immediately after authorization and initiation, and it is critical to the success of your project. During planning, your focus is developing the roadmap your project team follows throughout the project's duration. In addition to developing a project management [...]

The Eight Biggest Problems in Project Planning and Execution…and the Solutions for Each

PART 1—(Execution) People are not working on the project and their management doesn’t know it The execution phase is the stage that comes into play immediately after authorization and planning. While previous phases have eliminated risks and problems, more will be discovered in this phase. While the project manager and team must be alert to [...]

Ask Cadence Ep 109: PM SkillBuilder Part 3 — The Eternal Ending

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/askcadence/cmc_ac_ep109.mp3   As projects near completion, it can sometimes be difficult to finalize and deliver them due to issues that can drag on or situations that arise. Getting over that last hump, to deliver the finished project can be the most difficult phase.

By |January 14th, 2013|Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast|0 Comments

Ask Cadence Ep 108: PM Skillbuilder Part 2 — The Messy Middle

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/askcadence/cmc_ac_ep108.mp3 It happens. The team is working hard and they’re trying to keep up. Everyone’s putting in the extra effort. Yet you’re running into a number of problems. In the middle part of the project, you can start to lose momentum. The team can start to lose some of their enthusiasm. And, if you’re [...]

By |January 7th, 2013|Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast|0 Comments

Ask Cadence Ep 107: PM SkillBuilder Part 1 — The Slow Start

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/askcadence/cmc_ac_ep107.mp3 In the early stages of a project, a number of issues can crop up that can shift the project manager’s focus away from getting the project kicked off and on its way to eventual delivery. It’s an important time, as a successful start sets the stage for a successful delivery. This segment is [...]

By |December 31st, 2012|Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast|0 Comments

Ask Cadence Ep 106: How do you avoid jumping to implement

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/askcadence/cmc_ac_ep106.mp3 This week's problem card asks, "we're dealing with so many external influences demanding quick successes -- how do you avoid jumping to implement in a way that drives success but doesn't forget that you're working on a project?" This week on the show, Connie Plowman joins Pete Wright to take on this issue [...]

By |September 19th, 2011|Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast|0 Comments
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