Project Management Practices : The Criteria For Success Or Failure

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I located two articles that discussed the factors in a successful and failed project. The first article is “Project Management Practices: The Criteria for Success or Failure” by: Iman Attarzadeh and Siew Hock Ow. In this article the authors discuss the top ten factors for a successful and a failed project. The second article that I located was, “Top 10 Main Causes of Project Failure” by: Rosanne Lim. In this article, Lim discusses the ten factors that cause a project to fail. The top ten factors for a successful project are, user involvement, executive management support, clear statement of requirements, proper planning, realistic expectations, smaller project milestones, competent staff, ownership, communication, adequate support and resources.( Iman Attarzadeh and Siew Hock Ow)The ten factors that cause a project to fail are, poor planning and/or inadequate process, inefficient way to document and track progress, poor leadership at any level, failure to set expectations and manage them, inadequately-trained project managers, inaccurate cost estimation, lack of communication at any level, culture or ethical misalignment, competing priorities and disregard of project warning signs (Lim, 2012). Iman Attarzadeh and Siew Hock Ow, also have another list that identifies project challenge factors. These factors are identify as, lack of user input, incomplete requirements and specifications, changing requirements and specifications, lack of executive support, technology
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