Thursday, July 19, 2007

How to spot a failing project

CIO Magazine has an article up: 'How to Spot a Failing Project'.
  • Lack of Interest
  • Poor communication
  • Lack of velocity
  • A "No-Bad-News" Environment
  • Lots of overtime
  • Diversion of resources
  • Ratios trouble
  • Milestones aren't met
  • Scope changes

Here is a foolproof way to tell if your project is in trouble
  • The breakroom coffee pot always has a quarter-cup or less of coffee in the bottom.

An awesome indicator and you don't even have to have a meeting or read a GANNT chart to see the data - just stroll around and look.
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