Analyzes show that up to 75% of project participants lack confidence that the project will succeed before it has even started. Not everyone can be involved and have a say in a decision. However, where many companies fail is that they are not good enough to involve and listen to a critical mass of stakeholders and influencers who reflect the organisation. This Assessment gives you concrete, tangible data that shows whether the organization understands the announced project, what it is, why we do it, what we achieve etc.
If the employees do not understand the project, or there are some departments, groups that differ, we will catch this, and support it with data. When data is gathered, we capture disconnects, weak areas, resistance and explanations for these outcomes.
What can it be used for?
Some of the most common pitfalls and reasons why projects often fails are:
- Lack of involvement of the organisation. We often see that the remainder of the organisation sees the focus areas quite differently than the management and project team. Involvement and data on the organisation are essential to have in place and ensure the best possible starting pointÂ
- Lack of measurement. If efforts are not measured along the way, you do not know whether you are on the right track or not, and you cannot take proper corrective actions during the process. This first Assessment is your Baseline, your starting point.
Be better at Stakeholder Management in your projects?
Use this Assessment to ensure an early, broad and better involvement of all relevant stakeholders and influencers. We know 44% of projects fail due to lack of alignment among stakeholders. 50% believe the most crucial element for project success is stakeholder involvement. Risk management comes in second place. At + 5 stakeholders, the success rate drops more than 50% to reach consensus
Using this Assessment everyone gets involved, and can elaborate on good/bad conditions they see in everyday life today and/or in the project. The project’s data foundation will be strengthened, making it both more effective and easier for the stakeholder group to reach consensus. At the same time you will achieve a new early-warning and will receive more constructive suggestions for improvements.
|Project Initiation Assessment|
9 categories, 24 specific measurement points
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The expected implementation time is 20 minutes.
The five focus areas in Project Initiation Assessment
- Vision & Strategi
- Systems, Process & Technology
- Open Questions