Join Chris Croft for an in-depth discussion in this video Making sure that nothing gets forgotten, part of Project Management: Solving Common Project Problems.
- So moving on now to cost problems in projects.…What are the biggest reasons why projects…end up costing more than you expect?…And I would say the number one reason…is that things were forgotten.…It's very difficult to list…all the tasks required in a project…when you're doing something you've never done before.…Something that's complicated.…So we need to try really hard…not to forget any tasks,…and even the professionals forget this sometimes.…For example, London Heathrow Terminal Five…was a notorious project disaster,…and it was because forgot some key things.…
They forgot to train the staff.…Apparently the staff couldn't even find…the way into the front door…because maps weren't given out on day one.…So they did all the really difficult stuff really well…and they just forgot a couple of simple things like that.…So, we really must somehow get a list…of every task in our project.…And the best way to do this is to triangulate.…To use three different methods to list the tasks,…and hopefully by doing these,…between them we'll get everything.…
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