Only Clueless Steering Committees Fail to Invest in Risks

Steering Committee members never really expect risks to materialize. They approve project budgets without including funds to deal with threats effectively. Sure, the Project Risk Log is acknowledged, but that is about...

Why the Expert is not the Best Project Manager

Companies often turn to a pool of subject matter experts to find their next project manager. The theory being that the person that knows the most about the content is probably your...

Methods Only Work if Everyone is Trained

The soldiers on your project team are confident, skilled in all aspects of combat, and can recite the plan verbatim, but they never learned the organization’s structured project approach — prepare for friendly fire casualties.Methodologies...

Your Contingency Budget Should Actually Reflect the Risks

Isn't it odd that over half of the projects in this world have the exact same contingency budget? As if the risks associated with every project is about the same.It seems like...

How Realistic is the Best Case Scenario?

Most projects are approved with a plan based on the Best Case Scenario. The one where everything runs smoothly without a single hiccup. Is that really a likely scenario though? Aren't Steering...

Having No Structured Approach Invites Disorder and Confusion

Your company has decided to go at it alone. No framework. No project methodology. Nothing. A diabolical sadist must be at the helm.The absence of any sort of structured approach will undoubtedly...