"Endeavour Strategies - helping companies and project managers wrestling
with the pain and turmoil of delivering IT projects."
“Barry quickly got our high profile
multi-million pound project on track. His wealth of knowledge
and experience in delivering
IT projects was vital to our success. Barry demonstrated a
strong combination of general project management skills and
over the project. His excellent communication and inter-personal
skills ensured we delivered ahead of schedule with the bonus
of a delighted customer."
Leading UK Telecomms Company
Do any of these problems sound familiar to you?
fire-fighting IT problems
• Constantly tackling issues that should have been avoided
• Victim of spiralling costs due to re-work
Spend most of your time "damping down" and
• Battling against a high turnover of staff with
staff running your project
These days if you're responsible for delivering
an IT project you're probably feeling the pain from the headaches, challenges
and issues that come with the territory.
In today's modern, highly competitive, commercial and hi-tech
world, you are probably facing more and more challenges as you
IT projects. The bad news is that it doesn't look to be getting
any better in the foreseeable future either.
The chances are you're experiencing major upheaval in a number
of ways. Unable to focus on the work you enjoy most and generating the much
needed profit for your company. You're constantly fire fighting, tackling
issues that could have been avoided.
You find yourself treading water, struggling to make any significant
progress with one step forward and two steps backward.
You're wrestling with spiralling costs - often due to expensive re-work.
This work probably should have been done properly first time around.
No doubt you're being distracted from other responsibilities, dealing
with countless frustrating issues that could have been easily avoided.
Click here now to learn more about my clients and see
if you fit the profile most likely for us to succeed working together.
Virtually every IT project failure is NOT attributed to a technological
shortcoming, but to the 'human factor'. The underlying cause is human
error, in particular the 'project manager'.
In 1995 The Standish Group conducted a survey named The Chaos Report.
Research showed over 31% of IT projects were cancelled before they
were completed. 52% cost over 189% of their original estimates.
7 out of 10 IT projects fail one or more criteria – that's 70%!
In larger companies only 9% of their projects come in on time and on
The OASIG Study, also in 1995, identified the main reasons for IT project
failure was the lack of attention to the human and organisational aspects
of IT and poor project management.
The Bull survey in 1998 reported that 57% of IT projects failed due
to a breakdown in communications.
More recently, the KPMG report published in November 2002, established
that the main cause for IT projects to fail that year was down to poor
project management and poor communication.
There is a secret thread that runs through virtually every
reason causing an IT project to fail. The list of reasons is virtually limitless.
More often than not they can be attributed to one of the following – lack
of user involvement, unrealistic time scales, poor or no requirements,
no change control system and poor testing. However, there is a vital
and key ingredient to every successful project, a common thread that
runs through all of these – COMMUNICATION and the project manager!
The key to success lies with the strengths and weaknesses of
your project manager. The individual's suitability for the
role, his or her management style, training, experience and knowledge.
Above all else, as a project
manager their inter-personal and communication skills are absolutely
vital to the success of your project.
What You Need To Do.
To successfully deliver an IT project you need
a practical and workable methodology and a project manager with the
necessary experience and knowledge, AND most important of all he
or she must have excellent communication and inter-personal skills!
You simply cannot rely on that special breed of individuals that
a good game’. When it comes to the crunch they fail miserably
to deliver anything of value for you.
Invest in the consultancy services of an expert, a specialist
who can improve your whole communication process throughout your
IT project. Whatever the cost of the consultancy, it must be viewed as an investment,
not just as an expense. It will easily provide savings of hundreds
of thousands, even millions of pounds.
It's not just a coincidence that my clients have seen their
IT projects delivered successfully by investing in my project consultancy
With us working together you will benefit from my unique blend
of technical and managerial experience and knowledge gained from
and three successful careers in the Royal Navy, Retail Management
I offer an initial free consultation. We get to know each other
better, explore the possibilities of working together and then
it is worthwhile moving on to the next stage. This can be done
over the phone or maybe a formal or informal meeting – the choice
Typically the Return on Investment for my services has been between
500% and 1000%. You will also benefit long-term from my genuine
desire to help others and to pass this knowledge on.
Click here now to learn more about my clients and see if you fit
the profile most likely for us to succeed working together.