Everyone wants their projects to run smoothly and be a success. Increase your chances of success by asking these 10 questions at the beginning of a project.
- Has leadership agreed on the level of support (i.e., priority, budget, resources, etc.)?
- Has the project and timeline been officially approved?
- Has the project/objectives been clearly defined?
- What does success look like?
- Who are the stakeholders?
- Are all the project roles and responsibilities clearly defined?
- What documentation is expected?
- Where should the documentation live during and after the project?
- Who is responsible for the ongoing work after the project is complete?
- How will return-on-investment be measured?
The answers to these 10 questions can set the tone for a successful project and help avoid the stops and starts that occur when the front end of a project is overlooked.
About the Author
Heather Segelke is highly skilled in organization change management. She co-founded 6th Level Consulting Group and is currently a Managing Partner.