The 6 Universal Truths of a Successful Project

“IT projects fail most often due to organizational issues” by Toni Bowers (22 April 2009, Career Management column,

Maybe this is stating the obvious but…

1) Properly defined goal(s) and an agreement of what defines success
2) Commitment / buy-in from all to #1
3) Ongoing communication
4) Setting and managing expectations
5) Accountability and responsibility
6) Wisdom and agility to adjust course as necessary

Unfortunately, too many projects begin (and try to carry on) that lack an awareness of these elements, let alone an agreement.