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Step 11: Keep your deliverables in mind

Managing a successful IT Project isn't just a technical and organizational issue. It's about managing people. Poor communication, internal politics, poor teamwork, lack of management support and poor planning are the primary reasons that projects fail. Here are the twelve keys to project management success.

If you run a marathon and stop three feet short of the finish line, you may as well have never run at all. Project...

Management is no different. If you miss some of your deliverables and project milestones, your sponsors and stakeholders may still deem your project a failure even if it is 90% complete. Always keep your project deliverables in front of you as you proceed, and get your sponsors and stakeholders to sign off on each one as you complete them.



   Home: Introduction
   Step 01: Identify sponsors and stakeholders
   Step 02: Get a champion in top management
   Step 03: Clear goals and achievable, objective deliverables
   Step 04: Own the planning process
   Step 05: Establish a methodology
   Step 06: Be honest about your abilities
   Step 07: Make sure you have the resources
   Step 08: Assemble the best team you can
   Step 09: Communicate early and often
   Step 10: Establish clear metrics
   Step 11: Keep your deliverables in mind
   Step 12: Know when to ask for help

Bernie Klinder, MVP, consultant
Bernie Klinder is a technology consultant for a number of Fortune 500 companies. He is also the founder and former editor of, a comprehensive resource index for IT professionals who support Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 and BackOffice products. For his contributions to the information technology community, Bernie was selected as an MVP (Most Valuable Professional) by Microsoft. Copyright 2004 TechTarget

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