Staying on target

Having got your work off to a good start, don't let your efforts go to waste. There is still much you can do to help ensure success. Remember to:

  • keep a close eye on progress and monitor the quality of the work;
  • keep the lid on unnecessary changescope creep;
  • actively manage the risks you have identified;
  • regularly review everything - plans, risks, assumptions, constraints, issues;
  • look after your team and keep them informed;
  • stay in touch with the key people - stakeholders, the Project Team and the Project Board.

You might want to have the project independently reviewed or health-checked, particularly if there has been significant changes or if you have any particular concerns.

What if you do all of this and things still go wrong?