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Avoiding the “Big Bang” project

It’s the change you’ve all been dreaming of. You’ve been putting it off for years but now you’re going to get it done.

You have convinced the board, you have them on your side. You have the governance in place, you have the due diligence done. You’re happy with your suppliers, you’re happy with their references and you’ve checked out their testimonials and they’re great.

You controlled the budget tightly. You had regular calls with all the stakeholders to keep them informed.

So why did your project go off the rails?

Could it still fail completely?

If so, how can you save face? How can you make it work?

The truth is, there’s no failure at hand. You’ve already started the hard work by making the change. The fact that it’s not delivered what you’ve expected is not down to the supplier (even though they may be poor) and it’s not down to the project team who have put in a lot of effort.

The “big bang” project is struggling probably because you’ve put it off too long.

So how can you fix that?

Take a step back, assess what you’ve got and how far you’ve come and make a plan to make a success of it.

And the budget? Well, that’s something that you probably can’t save. But ask yourself this, is the price of stopping now and not delivering worth something?

How much is it worth to you and your company if the project achieves its goals?

I’ve got a ton of free resources on how to run better projects from inception to completion.

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