Preparing for successful execution
Most organizations are juggling multiple projects at any given time. A critical element for successful project execution is having an understanding of how those projects affect one another in terms of resource requirements and timing. Without that understanding, resource bottlenecks will inadvertently be created.
For more successful project execution, be sure to consider the following during the planning phase:
- Existing projects that are still in progress
- Predictable resource reductions due to major software updates, seasonally busy times, heavy staff vacation times, etc.
- IT’s capacity since IT is required for almost every project
- Spreading projects out – trying to start all projects in January will put pressure on resources as will making all projects due in December