Project Management

Why JV Fail


Project Leaderships Self-Assessment


Paula K.. Martin

Karen Tate



Complete the following self-assessment, using a 1 to 5 scale:

1 = never

2 = sometimes

3 = half the time

4 = most of the time

5 = all of the time





My projects are completed on time

My customers are satisfied with the project management process and the final deliverables produced

Stakeholders are satisfied with the project management process

My projects are completed within budget

I use a participatory project management method involving the team in the project planning and decision-making with intensive horizontal information flow

I never begin a project without a charter



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I hold a participative kick-off meeting to introduce the team to the project

I make sure that the customer need is well understood

I make sure that customer requirements are clearly defined

I make sure that the team identifies and manages stakeholder interests

The team defines the scope boundaries for the project

A subproject tree, showing clear accountability for subprojects and deliverables, is completed by the team for each project

A risk assessment is completed for each of my projects, and countermeasures to reduce risk are identified and included in the project plan


My schedules include a contingency factor for unforeseen problems

Staff effort requirements are documented in the project plan

Project plans are reviewed and approved by the sponsor, customer, and key stakeholders

Change management procedures are included in each project plan document




The main project team focuses on deliverables and allows the subprojects to focus on activities

Interdependencies are carefully managed at both the main project and subproject levels.

Subproject leaders are empowered to get their pieces of the work done and held accountable for the results



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All project status reports use a standard format

Staff effort actuals are documented on the status report form

Project teams perform customer evaluations as part of the close-out process

Lessons learned and recommendations for improvement are included in the close-out report