Published here December 2008.

Introduction | Concept and Purposes 
Responsibilities | Requirements | Solution


All projects, regardless of size or complexity, have three dimensions of performance:



The ability to achieve a project's requested time targets.



The cost of executing the project, including all resources (people, equipment, money, etc) necessary to perform the work.



The specific result desired and reflected in the decision to pursue a project.

For more than two decades, we have been benchmarking the project performance of hundreds of corporations in many industries. We have found that organizations that do not employ a standard, proven, team-based method for planning and controlling projects, rarely achieve success on all three performance dimensions. In fact, such companies often fail to achieve success on any one of the three dimensions. In particular, we have found that the most commonly missed dimension is quality.

But to achieve success, commitment is necessary on three levels:

  1. Executives must insist on the diligent application of proven management processes for the projects they approve and fund.
  2. Managers must ensure that the resources at their disposal are actively engaged and properly allocated to achieve maximum benefit for their employers.
  3. Team members must have the knowledge, process, and tools to efficiently execute their work, eliminate unproductive chaos, and achieve work-life balance

That is why we have developed the Project Success Method[1] ("PSM"). PSM is a blueprint for planning and controlling projects of all sizes and provides the missing link between strategy formulation and implementation. It provides a tightly integrated set of processes and techniques that constitute a clear roadmap for project teams to properly structure their project and work environment to increase the likelihood of achieving project success.

The methodology is not software-specific and requires no prior project management training or professional certification. Most importantly, in our view, it is easy to learn, highly effective and can be implemented quickly. We have found that while an estimated 70% to 90% of corporate strategic initiatives fail, companies that employ PSM consistently plan and control their projects successfully, delivering projects faster, more effectively, and at lower cost.

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