Cornelius Fichtner once said: “The P in ‘PM’ is as much about people management than it is project management.”

70% of IT projects fail. Why? Failure to implement clear and efficient processes for execution and failure for planning for and managing change. Both of these things require people management skills.

In order to ensure your project or program is successful – be sure to plan for and manage change and develop and implement a clear communications strategy. Develop a clear governance structure for decision making and make sure those participating provide visible, committed, and responsive support to address risks and issues, generate engagement and commitment, and manage the people side of any changes caused as a result of the project or program.

If you’d like to learn more about achieving success through people – check this out.

If you’re like to learn about developing an agile project management style – check out here and here.

About Scott Span, MSOD: is CEO & Lead Consultant of Tolero Solutions – a Leadership Effectiveness & Strategy firm.  He helps clients in achieving success through people, creating organizations where people enjoy working and customers enjoy doing business. 

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