A Guide to Non-technical Project Management Risks to Avoid or Fix
We've written a four-part series of articles on the Best Project Management Practices for delighting your Government customer.
In that series, we promised you extremely satisfying results by following these four practices:
- High CPARs scores
- A Government contract safe from competition
- Business growth through new task orders
- Referrals and opportunities for new programs within your agency
But even after this—even while following best practices toward project success—there are still variables that can hurt your project or personal success. These are situations you should not only pay attention to, but you should know how to mitigate these risks when possible.
You can also call these risk factors the Four Horsemen of Project Management Doom
Here's a preview of the whole series:
Four Project Management Risk Factors That Contribute to Failure
- 3 Kinds of Big Challenges
- Lack of Alignment Between Teams
- When Corporate & Customer Priorities Compete
- How Even Good Change Can Hurt Long-term Contracting Success
After you've read them, come back here and comment! What did you think of this series?
Would you like a nice way to reference not only this information at your convenience, but also the Four Best Practices to delight your government customer?
You can now download our toolkit containing the articles from all of these topics, highlighting the best practices to follow to achieve contracting success, as well as information to help you avoid risk factors that lead to contracting failure. Included in the download are ALL of the extras we created to make this easier for you, including:
- Email Template for Team Status Updates
- Weekly Status Report for Client-facing Updates
- Checklist of 8 Must-Dos to Run Successful IPR presentations
- Case Study & Application Steps to apply a Best Practice that protects & expands a program
- Access to our Program Health & Risk Assessment, to enable you to measure your company and your own path toward personal & long-term project success