“Don’t fall in love with your plan…' warns the grandfather of agile. We say: ‘Sure, fall in love with your plan, just don't get married to it!!' That is because when it comes to the success of complex and ambitious projects or initiatives rigor and agility are a winning combination.
What the data reveals is not a surprise: If you want to accelerate innovation you have to loosen bureaucracy and control. Unfortunately, you cannot have both.
How do you get people to bottom-line the conversation about a critical initiative/project, while ensuring that none of the important details get lost? If you are talking to a senior leader how do you bring them up to speed without testing their patience?
On the path from strategy to success there will inevitably be casualties. Initiatives that struggle to gain traction, go off course, are retired early or even crash off the track. The question is: How to prevent projects crashing-out & minimize the damage when then do?
You have no doubt read the gloomy reports on the state of project management and the rates of failure and disappointment surrounding project delivery. But just how helpful or even realistic are they? Moreover, do they help in writing the prescription for success?
Most people don’t look forward to Project Reviews – some even dread them! That would be a problem if organizations were having lots of project reviews, however there are typically gaps of many weeks or even months between reviews for any project or initiative.
To what extent is your project ‘business as usual' or ‘business unusual'? The answer to this question is more important than you might think. It has […]
Why a certain amount of turbulence and uncertainty around your strategic projects may be a good thing. Which of the images below best reflects the execution […]