IT projects that spiral out of control need project managers with skill, experience, and resilience to get them back on track. You may develop a hunch that a project is starting to get out of control when you notice that stakeholders are not attending project meetings, developers are leaving the project, or the financial group is asking just too many questions about daily expenses/resource allocations.
- Whether you’re dealing with a big problem or some smaller difficulties, the earlier you acknowledge them, the better. If you leave those seemingly less urgent issues to fester, they could cause major project disruptions down the line.
- The best way to get things rolling again is to bring your team’s attention back to the project’s original purpose and primary goals.
- If your project isn’t going as planned, there’s a good chance that poor communication deserves a significant chunk of the blame.
“No matter how much careful planning goes into a project, disaster can still strike when you least expect it.”