No one needs your advice on hindsight!

A child was riding a push bike. Pushing too hard, he fell. His dad ran to him and said, “You should slow down!” The project stakeholders were not happy with the random surprises during the project. The Project owner advised the Project Manager to communicate...

Why do we never make bad decisions in projects?

Sometimes we take our time to gather facts and make informed decisions. Other times we take the decision and support it by justification. In either case, we tell ourselves and others that we are never wrong! How many times did we admit within the team the following? I...

How to silently kill new ideas?

New ideas can be the game changer for any organisation. However, corporate machines silently kill new ideas every day! New ideas generally come from new perspectives. The new perspectives are the byproduct of an outsider reviewing your business. The most common...

Stop riding on the rocky road with rose-coloured glasses!

Digital initiatives rely on software vendors and integrators who offer software implementation services. The software vendors ensure that their clients (you) have reasonable confidence and faith in them. It is a good practice, as all services-based businesses must...

In the project world, everything costs!

There is a cost to managing risk. However, there can also be a cost to not managing risks. There is a cost to increasing the quality. However, there can also be a cost for not improving the quality. There is a cost to hiring a competent project team. However, there...

What is the cost of incompetence?

We should work as one team, without judgement. We should work hard and collaborate with the team members to meet the end goal! Sounds good? Yes, it sounds good and philosophical! However, not all members of your team are competent. The common assumption is that all...

Beware of big words!

We will architect a very sleek solution by exploiting design principles, lean, and web 2.0 best practices.VsWe will develop an intuitive user interface Consider another example: Business leaders need to think big! Digital transformation is going to change the paradigm...

Look at me!

Filled with excitement or down in deep sorrow, kids ask us – Look at me! Be a part of me, be with me, celebrate with me, listen to me. As humans, we need that level of support and someone to rely on. This need does not go anywhere as we grow into adults. During our...

How to improve your project team morale instantly?

Project work is challenging. Often your Project team has to work long hours and handle stressful situations. They deal with too many unknowns for long periods. During the project, you may experience your team’s morale turning into a rollercoaster. So you may...