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”. […]Read More Updating the trough of despair – Do projects always double dip?
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 […]Read More A prophets of doom workshop
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 […]Read More Will the organsiational antibodies destroy your germ of an idea