There is a surprising measure of just how strategic your project may be – it is the extent to which a project is ‘business as usual’ or ‘business unusual’.
The Business Unusual Test is a measure not just of how strategic a project or initiative is, but how complex and ambitious it is too. It also provides an insight to the requirements of success.
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?
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?