Which type of buyer are you?

We buy for different reasons. There is nothing good or bad with our buying habits, but few practices are better than others. Let us look at the following three types of buyers: Demand-specific buyer: This buyer goes to the market to satisfy the demand. For example, if...

Are you a decision maker or decision facilitator?

The Project team expects you to make all the major project decisions as a Sponsor. It may be a default position and expectations, but you have a conscious choice. You can choose to be a decision maker or decision facilitator. There is a big difference between them. As...

Are you building your dream house in the swamps?

As a business executive, you are responsible for making major business decisions. The challenge is making decisions in an area where you may not have the required domain knowledge. Often one such area is Information Systems. The entire business and organisation suffer...

The best team members expect much more than their salary!

Forming a Project team is one of the most crucial tasks for the Project’s success. However, it is a challenging task to get the best people to work on your Project. Why? Because, firstly, they are already in demand. Secondly, there are in scarcity. Thirdly, the...

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There!

“What Got You Here Won’t Get You There” is one of the great books by Marshall Goldsmith. The central theme is that the tools and habits that have helped us to achieve what we have now may not help to get to the next stage in life. Hence, we must find...

Playing pass-pass, or heading toward the goalpost?

The Project teams juggle multiple balls (tasks). They often wear multiple hats and pretend that they have got things under control. To demonstrate this, they must have a few balls with them. There should not be anyone waiting for a ball from them. Hence, it is common...

Are you optimally utilising the most underutilised resource?

Human potential is the most underutilised resource. The existing structure of the division of labour makes it even worse. In the workforce, everyone is bound to have a job profile. The expectation is for the employees to operate within the parameters of their job...

What is your focus point?

It may sound strange, but it is true! Technology projects revolve around the Sponsor’s focus point! The Project team, vendors, and Business executives ensure to keep the Sponsor in confidence. Ultimately, as a Sponsor, you are accountable for the project. You...

Why is every project different?

Project delivery teams love to standardise things, so it is easy to rinse and repeat! In the Project execution, the repeatable steps are easy to replicate and automate. Further, it increases the efficiency and profitability of the delivery teams. Standardising project...