When I first learned project management we were really into waterfall concepts like crashing the schedule and EVA. In fact I really enjoyed the process of Pert charts and planning. But I stated to notice that many difficult things ended up being deferred to “release 2” then “release 2.1” and then “post-release business as usual”. … Continue reading Updating the trough of despair – Do projects always double dip?
Month: June 2012
A prophets of doom workshop
In the past I have used some pretty dodgy approaches to defining risks in a project, from formal approaches like fault tree analysis through to informal approaches like "the evil genius" and "an international standard for being scared". So this article is not really a new one. It is more a combination of evil geniuses… Continue reading A prophets of doom workshop
Will the organsiational antibodies destroy your germ of an idea
Many risks in projects are related to one of two things The idea behind the project is a good one, but you have not thought about the wider impact it has on the organisation; or There are risks within the organisation that will impact your project because of the organisation rather than because of your… Continue reading Will the organsiational antibodies destroy your germ of an idea