Implementation Excellence Survey – Episode 2: Is a project a goal to be achieved, a collective narrative or a process?

  • Driven by the advent of the principles of total quality, process has become the height of maturity of a collective operation, ensuring repeated performance and continuous improvement. Defined in this way, it applies to everything, including projects. But is the approach really applied to projects? And are the total quality principles really applied to projects?
 
  • Methods have flourished in business, but our survey on implementation excellence reveals that while applying them improves performance, they impact against the glass ceiling of implementation: what makes the difference between a well-run project and a project that reaches or exceeds its goals? A further consideration: while measurement is key to continuous improvement, another pillar of total quality, project performance measurement, often confused with punctuality, is strangely underdeveloped.
 
  • See our record on implementation excellence and take part in the joint reflection that we are spearheading with our key customers on this major issue of project success.
 

Discover the sequel to the implementation saga next month in a new episode…

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Implementation Excellence Survey – Episode 1: Do you go the final yard in your projects?

  • The final yard is where you win the race. Until then taking part may seem like the important thing. This is the case with project management. But implementation is going the final yard. It is the separation of the potential from what is real. What do you think you are missing to go the final yard?
  • Our study into the excellence of implementation has revealed, despite a shared consensus of partial success of each project, despite a few initial shared keywords – customer satisfaction, value creation – that most companies do not have a clear vision, shared between professions, of what really makes the difference between simply managing and implementing.
  • See our record on implementation excellence and join the joint reflection that we are spearheading with our key customers on this major issue of project success.

Discover the sequel to the implementation saga next month in a new episode…

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