What's the diagnosis?
Many projects fail, and even if they are delivered on time and on budget, they still may not deliver the expected benefits to the stakeholders. This article discusses how project health checks can offer a quick, simple means to monitor the status of a project and prevent project failure. In doing so, it identifies the primary purpose of project health checks and lists the three phases necessary for health checks. These phases include the following: assessment, reporting, and support. In addition, the article explains the health check process and notes how they can assist in several ways beyond the primary purpose of providing sponsors and project managers with confidence in the project's status.