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What Defines an Unsuccessful Project?

It seems like an easy enough question to answer. Projects are unsuccessful when they don’t work, when they don’t produce the outcome that was desired. Perhaps they are deemed unsuccessful if they are behind schedule and over-budget. But a project’s success, or lack thereof, cannot be measured by a calendar or calculator alone. You can deliver on time and on budget and still not be successful.
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We have all heard that some people cannot “see the forest for the trees.” We become so consumed with details that we can’t see the big picture. But we need people...
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People: Your Biggest Roadblock During Project Reviews

We have a habit of getting in our own way, don’t we? David Courtney Boyle, author and economist, writes, “[T]he human factor is regarded as a pernicious source of error. People mess things up. They get ill, have tantrums, and they make the most humungous mistakes.” You simply can’t quantify people. There will always be uncertainty; we don’t know how they understand, how they interpret, what their levels of fear or comfort are.
The Most Valuable Business Lesson I Ever Learned: How to Define Success

The Most Valuable Business Lesson I Ever Learned: How to Define Success

When you run a marathon, success is finishing, whether first or last place. When you climb Everest, success is making it back home in more or less one piece. When you raise children, success is… well, it depends on the day...
How to Use Project Reviews to Boost Engagement

How to Use Project Reviews to Boost Engagement

The purpose of a Centre of Excellence (COE) approach is a repository of knowledge, templates, and best practices that allow projects, and people to succeed. It is about lessons learned. The goal is to highlight what works and the best way to approach challenges.

Bob Dido is a recognized project management and recovery expert with over 40 years’ experience working with some of Canada’s largest organizations. As owner of BLTC Group Inc., Bob and his team of experienced consultants and SMEs deliver viable, customized, and innovative solutions to clients in both the public & private sectors. He holds PMP (Project Management Professional) and CMC (Certified Management Consultant) designations, along with an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

On this site, Bob looks at the art and science of project management and project recovery and shares both his latest thoughts and proven methods for effectively managing large-scale projects and recovering those that have faltered.

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