Welcome to Playbook’s Three Lean Product Development Links. Why are projects late? We spend a lot of time thinking about this very question at Playbook. You could say that doing everything we can to deliver projects earlier is our reason d'être! This week, check out some of the biggest reasons why projects are late and what you can do about it. You may be surprised at some of the causes...
True availability may not be clear
Understanding the true availability of people working on your project, especially critical resources (people on the critical path) is one reason why you and your team may be experiencing project gridlock.
You may be working on the wrong task, at the wrong time
Projects become late one day at a time. Here's why queues matter, and why working on the right work at the right time is so important.
You may be baselining your project too early
Change is the norm, not the exception in new product development. As a result, developing a project plan with a launch date that the team can have confidence in can take several iterations once the project is underway...
So what's the solution?
Increased communication and visibility is at the heart of the solution. As we all know, this is simple, and hard at the same time...
Watch this 9-minute video to understand the real cause of project delays. It's not what you think.
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- The Playbook Team