You have submitted your project to one of the Horizon Europe calls, but it has been rejected, so what next? In this article, we provide you with 5 key steps to ensure recovery, highlighting the main activities and necessary actions to turn a failing project into a success.
- Define the problem: review the mission, the team, the approach; identify the cause, which will fall into one of these categories: human, communication and process factors.
- Define the key evaluation points: paying special attention to issues that may require further investigation: missed deadlines, poor planning, disagreement with objectives, lack of resources, negative progress reports, cost overruns, low team morale or high staff turnover.
- Evaluate: the required application criteria are already outlined, now it is necessary to define a team to carry out this evaluation to determine the subsequent actions.
- Make the crucial decision: to save the project or not. If you decide to move forward with the project, a recovery plan must be developed.
- Implementing the recovery plan: This process must start with a clear purpose in the minds of those involved, based on a solid foundation, with a well-defined project management and control system, an achievable plan and a team that can get the job done. This is achieved, as in any project, through the process of implementation and monitoring.