Bill Brantley

Start by asking three questions:

1) Why is this project needed? Fully define the problem that the proposed project will solve. If you don’t understand the problem then your project is already off to a bad start.
2) Before implementing a new process or system, is there an existing process or system that can be modified to handle the problem? Upgrade projects are much more likely to succeed over projects that build new systems from scratch.
3) Does the senior management support the project and will devote the necessary resources to the project? Projects without executive support are doomed from the start.