Project Mission Statements – Justifiable, Objective Focus

It is not uncommon for project mission statements and organizational mission statements contain lofty, heartfelt missions that sound terrific – but fail to translate into meaningful guidance for a project or company.  If you ever had a chance to use the Dilbert mission statement generator before it was decommissioned, you may have created mission statements like the following, which highlight how NOT to create a mission statement - “We have committed to synergistically fashion high-quality...

Large Project Success – Pragmatic Phasing

I marvel at the complexity of various finely made time pieces. I cringe at the complexity of various projects. A timepiece is generally valued by the number of “complications” or moving parts that it has. Conversely, a project is punished by the number that it has. Unfortunately the possible surface area for project issues grows exponentially as the number of tasks within a project increases. Working in technology consulting all of my professional life it might seem that it would be to my...