I had inherited a project that overall cost the organization $3 million to implement. I had ownership only for the last ~6 months of a 2+ year project to make sure it came in on time and "under the new budget" (as it was overrun...) - I was wondering what is an honest way to state that I had managed a $3 million dollar project, however I didn't manage the entire project budget for the whole project. Any advice would be great.

I did achieve to bring the project in on time and under budget, from when I was given the task.  

I typically write my accomplishment bullets like this...

"Delivered X Project on time and under budget."

I'd like the bullet to express that the company trusted me with bringing in an important project to an important client that cost $3 million to implement.  Thanks



maura's picture

  • Took over a large, troubled project during final stages, and delivered on time and under revised budget by implementing effective project management comcepts.  

I have to say, being from QA, I'd want you to include the third part of the project management triangle in there too - it's not just about budget and schedule, it's also about quality.  You delivered it on time and under budget, but was it successful?  Anything you can add there?

TomW's picture

Omitting the budget and just calling it "large"  leaves the size up the the reader. "Took over" is not an accomplishment, so I'd phrase it something like this :

* Turned around $3M project, delivering it on time...


thartwell's picture

Hi Maura - thanks for your reply. I thought after I submitted this post that an email would come to me if anyone responded so I gave up...this is helpful.

I agree with you on the Quality. There is a metric of quality that could be added - I'll have to think about that....some points I'll have to validate...

1st 30 days post production release:

# of issues in production (ex: 0)

# of phone calls from users (ex: 0) 

Existing utilization did not reduce for existing users (ex: 1,000 txns / day)

Thanks again. 





thartwell's picture

Hi Tom,

I really like your suggestion. Simple and effective. I will use this. I appreciate your help.