People, Projects, Organization - Systemation Blog - Part 11

People, Projects, and Organizations

October 28, 2009

RIP: The Project Triangle

The theorists have won. The latest version of Project Management Institute’s (PMI)® Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) has done away with the project triangle, […]
October 21, 2009

Haunting Deadlines

Working on projects can be very demanding, taxing our energy and resiliency. There are often spurts of overtime that have to be put in to get […]
October 1, 2009

When Does Done Mean Done?

How many times have you asked someone to do something for you and when they tell you they’ve done it you come to find out it’s […]
September 9, 2009

Reality Testing

My dog, Wyatt, eats rocks.  He devours rocks, gets sick and can’t keep food or water down.  He then wallows around for several days until he […]
August 21, 2009

End-Users Have Horizon Lines Too

We have been unfair to end-users for far too long. We ask them what they want the application to do for them and they tell us […]
August 6, 2009

Don’t Forget About the Project Environment

Projects are neither good nor bad: they’re neutral. They succeed or fail because of what team members do to them, the skills each team member brings […]
July 22, 2009

Defining Your Project Into a Box

The hardest thing to do when launching a project is to define it into a box. Yes, I said define it INTO a box. When a […]
July 1, 2009

The Problem with Getting it “Right”

“If management would only let us do it the right way.” “We can’t do it without the right tools.” “If only we had the right people […]