Four-leaf clovers, ladybugs, and wishbones—they’re all well-known symbols of good luck. Unfortunately, caging a ladybug isn’t the most helpful way to start a project on the right foot. Some might say a successful project is all about luck, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. While you’ll have to deal with some unknowns along the way, luck is on your side when you’ve done all the necessary planning and preparation. Here’s how our project management specialists stay on Lady Luck’s good side. 

It All Comes Down to Planning 

When it comes to project coordination, luck is really just a whole lot of planning and anticipating results. At the beginning of a project, be sure to sit down with your team members and brainstorm. What current processes will help the project be successful? Do we need new processes to ensure everything goes smoothly? What resources will be necessary? Once you’ve thought through these questions and developed a process focus, you’ll be set up for an outstanding result that feels like good luck. 

Anticipate Problems Before They Happen 

As you make your plan, be sure to also plan for the unexpected. This means thinking through potential issues before they arise. For example, you might develop a contingency plan in the event of a data breach, employee turnover, or a major storm that wipes out the power. When you have a backup plan in place, you can move forward with a project, even in less-than-ideal circumstances. Investing in program management services (PgMO) can give you strategies for expecting the unexpected. 

Create a Business Continuity Plan

Having a business continuity plan may help you get lucky in the event of a project failure. These plans are designed to prevent potential threats but are also a tool to help you recover when the worst happens. Business continuity plans are a big part of PMO services and offer increased peace of mind that your team will be able to weather hardships. Most plans include the following sections: 

  • Business impact analysis
  • Solution design
  • Threat-risk analysis
  • Impact scenarios 
  • Recovery requirements 
  • Implementation 
  • Testing and organizational acceptance
  • Maintenance strategies 

Count on netlogx for PMO Services 

Even if you have the luck of the Irish on your side, you’ll still need to check off all the proper planning and preparation measures to ensure success. The team at netlogx is committed to helping clients enhance their program management strategies and handle organizational change with ease. Whether  you’re feeling lucky or could use a four-leaf clover, your netlogx consultants are here for you.