I've worked in IT for over 20 years - usually in big projects. One thing that struck me as I worked through all these projects is that there are key failure reasons running through them all. The Gartner Group estimate that the majority of IT projects do not deliver the value they were supposed to deliver, and this is equally true for projects involving business process work.Why?
Because people do not manage business process projects correctly!
There are several definitions and objectives one must understand to optimize the process project:
A) You must understand the key reasons a process project fails.
From the time a lot of projects are first presented to the users, right to the time the project team finishes and leaves the final product in a live environment, there are failure factors that occur. Learn what these are and how to avoid them.
B) You must understand the key items to be used to make a process project succeed.
Understand the few key items that must be in place to ensure your process project works appropriately. Learn about Comerford 3 Laws of Metrics and how they apply to your process. Understand the key role to be held by a Process Owner (and who that process owner must be), and learn the one HUGE factor that will make the difference between success and failure.
Pretty straightforward eh? Makes sense? It is sense. In fact it's common sense. but the problem with common sense is that it's just not that common This book will identify who needs to be in what key role.
The book will look at what currently happens in a lot of projects, why the current projects are failing, and the subject of TLA's (Three Letter Acronyms) and what to do with them. It will discuss what an ideal process will look like and talk about the ideal project to implement the ideal process.
There are lot's of other goodies in the book as well as some freebies thrown in for purchasing it.
This really is a book you should be reading if you have any involvement at all in running or managing processes and process projects. If you have a project budgeted at £5000/$10000 or more it's probably the best £5.99/$9.95 you'll spend
Find out more at the book's web page.
I hope you purchase and I hope you enjoy the book and find it useful.
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