Validate Critical Data

“Validate Critical Data”.  I don’t remember what wise mentor I learned this from but it is one of those sayings that always goes through my head when I’m jumping into a new project. After many years it continues to be an important part of my project management success (when it is done right) and an unfortunate contributor to my project failures when it is neglected. Below are some keys to correctly validating critical data. The word critical is not excess fluff in this phrase. You shouldn’t try to validate all information – just the information that has been handed to you that affects your project approach. Usually, it involves getting the right information about the project deliverables, scope, schedule and… Read More

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