Bring Your Projects Back from the Dead!

Bring Your Projects Back from the Dead!

October 29, 2019 by

Are the ghosts and dark shadows of poor project management haunting you?

Are never-ending zombie projects consuming valuable resources?

Spooky spectres lurk around every corner, overshadowing your project with:

  • Lack of visibility and control
  • Misused resources
  • Poor project set-up
  • No training or templates
  • Resistance to change
  • Absent sponsors
  • Ghastly timelines
  • Insufficient communication
  • Fear of failure.

 

Many projects have succumbed to these ghouls, each example a horror story of their own:

  • Target’s failed entry into Canada, which cost the company $7 billion.
  • NHS’ Civilian IT Project, canceled after nine years and an estimated spend of $10 billion.
  • Major Brand’s disastrous software project, which culminated in a court case against the software vendor. The settlement amount is unknown.
  • Sainbury’s bar-code fulfillment project. Installed in 2003 and scrapped in 2005, Sainbury’s were forced to write off $265,355 million in IT costs.

 

The above examples make for pretty scary reading. Unfortunately, project management fail throughout the year!

Halloween is not just about ghouls and goblins. A Celtic festival, Halloween also marked the start of a new year in many parts of Europe.

Why not think of Halloween as an opportunity to rescue your projects and start afresh with the free SharePoint Project Management Template from BrightWork?

Used by over 40,000 organizations to deliver spook-tacular projects on SharePoint, the template helps project teams to:

  • Easily plan projects with a step-by-step walkthrough and a pre-configured project site.
  • Get instant visibility into the status of a project with KPIs and visual reporting dashboards.
  • Collaborate more effectively in a centralized project site in SharePoint.

 

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2016 and has updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness

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Grace Windsor

Grace is a content creator within the marketing team at BrightWork. She loves creating actionable content in different formats to help others achieve more project success. Grace spent far too long at university studying English literature, which instilled a life-long love of learning and upskilling.

In her free time, she enjoys a challenging session at the gym, tucking into a good book, and walking the beautiful Galway coastline with her dog.
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