Typical signs of impending project disaster in the area of strategy and funding

  • The project budget is unclear
  • Project management costs are ignored
  • No customer involvement is planned before the final delivery
  • The customer/end user is an unknown factor
  • Outsourcing overhead costs/efforts are ignored
  • A business buzzword drives the process
  • Reinventing the wheel – existing standard solutions are ignored in favor of in-house development
  • There is no economical mandate for the project manager
  • The supplier is limited by cost rather than risk
  • Major budget changes are made after kick-off

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