Project success is what either makes or breaks home construction or remodeling businesses. No one likes to hear that the project didn’t end on time, is over budget, or fluctuated in scope.
So why is it that so many projects fail?
We know that for a project to succeed, it can’t be just about getting the work done and getting paid. In today’s social environment, there more bits and pieces that make up project success and recognizing that a project failed or is failing is a big step in the right direction.
Now it’s time to understand some of the pitfalls and WHY your projects are failing.
- Lack of leadership and organization
- Unaligned expectations, where customers, contractors, and/or subcontractors don’t agree or understand the way forward
- Starting the work before the project has been properly planned
- Inability to identify project risk and issues ahead of time
- Inexperienced or untrained resources who are not able to deliver what is expected in the agreed timeframes
- Failing to estimate costs and time accurately
- Lack of project transparency and visibility into the project activities
- Uncontrolled project change requests and not discussing project changes with the customer
- Not staying committed to delivering on the promised deadlines
- Communication, Communication, Communication
There are definitely more than 10 reasons why a project may be failing. Hopefully, this list allows you think in the right direction around some of the pitfalls to watch out for.
Did you find these tips helpful?
What other pitfalls have you experienced?
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- Posted by Buildaga
- On February 7, 2018
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