The May 2006 issue of Baseline magazine offers a 25-question spreadsheet that will help you predict the probability of your project’s success.
You have to register (for free) on the Baseline site to get a PDF edition of it. Go here and click on "View the PDF…" Or, if you’re math challenged or ultra-rich, you can buy it in actual spreadsheet form on the site as well.
Be prepared to answer such topics as:
- In your project, are "Risks correctly quantified"?
- In your project, are "Project processes accepted"?
- In your project, are you able to do "small experiments to validate the project"?
Some might call it superficial. I would call it a small, cool splash of reality in the face of denial.