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Why Projects Fail: How to Handle Unclear Objectives and Goals

By Nicole Jones |   May 11, 2017 12:18:00 PM

You most likely wouldn't begin a road trip without first identifying where you want go, mapping out your route and making a budget. The same logic applies when you're planning a project. 

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Corporate Citizen Developer: Workflow Automation and Data Sharing Made Easy

By kintone Team |   Dec 12, 2016 12:15:27 PM

Corporate citizen developers live and work in interesting times. In the past, “end users” could not build important business applications on their own.

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Project Management Essentials: Strategy Before Automated Solutions

By Harmony Xu |   Oct 20, 2016 12:09:58 PM

In our fast pace world today, flight delays and cancellations can cost an economy billions of dollars. With over 40,000 employees serving more than 52 million passengers a year, companies like Japan Airlines have streamlined, strategical project management to ensure that all variables in the workflow are performing with minimal error and at optimal efficiency.

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5 Business Processes You Can Run Better Without Excel Spreadsheets

By Nicole Jones |   Aug 22, 2016 2:49:21 PM

A 2008 study shows that close to 90 percent of spreadsheets contain errors -- an alarming statistic considering data is at the core of most businesses. 

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Construction Business Owner Feature: Why Projects Fail and How to Reverse Course

By kintone Team |   Jun 20, 2016 10:13:00 AM

Regardless of industry or experience, no professional is immune to project failure. The construction industry, with lots of moving pieces from finance to engineering departments, is no exception.
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Why Projects Fail: Unreliable Estimates

By Nicole Jones |   Mar 28, 2016 9:37:50 AM

Cost estimation, typically filled with uncertainty, can be one of the most tedious parts for getting a project off the ground. But it's a job you don't want to skimp on. Unreliable estimates are among the largest reasons why projects don’t deliver their objectives.
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Why Projects Fail: Lack of Accountability

By Travis H |   Feb 28, 2016 4:10:06 PM

This is part of an ongoing series about overcoming common reasons behind project failure.

In the field of Internal Audit, lack of accountability over particular processes is an immediate red flag auditors are quick to point out. No company wants to deal with unnecessary high risk that eats away at precious resources. Accountability starts with clearly defining project objectives and ensuring team members know who is responsible for what. But as scope and roles change, it becomes even more crucial to address accountability early and throughout a project.

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Steer Your Problem Project Back to Safety (eBook)

By Nicole Jones |   Feb 25, 2016 3:32:00 PM

Did you know that only 2.5% of companies successfully complete 100% of their projects?

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Why Projects Fail: Poor Communication

By Travis H |   Feb 4, 2016 11:45:55 PM

This is part of an ongoing series about overcoming common reasons behind project failure.

You're probably already aware of the fact that poor communication is a notorious project killer and you are probably not surprised that a Project Management Institute report labeled poor communication as one of the primary factors in project failure.

“Ineffective communications is the primary contributor to project failure one third of the time, and had a negative impact on project success more than half the time.” - PMI

The question remains, though: With this level of awareness, why does it continue to ruin projects day after day?

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Why Projects Fail: Ignoring the Need for Change Management

By Nicole Jones |   Jan 25, 2016 4:12:11 PM

This is part of an ongoing series about overcoming common reasons behind project failure.

Change is happening every day, if not every moment, at your organization. New projects are constantly in motion to increase profits and improve your competitive advantage.

Yet managing change tends to be placed on the back burner for many organizations. It's something that would be "nice to have," but not a priority. At the end of the day, that mentality is hurting business' bottom lines.

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