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Best good and bad practices



Incorporating what has proven to work somewhere else forms the basis of any high-quality project.


Organise activities aimed at sharing experiences. Depending on your topic, many best, good and bad practices may be available.


  • A willingness to investigate what others have done.
  • A sense of scope: which reported practices are important to you, and which are not?
  • A critical sense of success factors.
  • The ability to overcome the ‘not invented here’ syndrome.

In practice

Good practices tend to be repeated internally, but few companies have processes to identify and incorporate best practices described by others.

Phase(s) of use

In the following project phase(s) best good and bad practices can be used:

  • Analysis
  • Problem definition