The cost of making a decision!

The cost of making a decision!

Getting Managers to make a decision can be challenging at times. As a Business owner/Project sponsor, try to estimate the cost of making a decision by your Managers. It is the total of the hours your team spends in discussions multiplied by their hourly rate. You may...
Whom are you listening to?

Whom are you listening to?

We must pay attention to whom we are listening to! For instance, if I have a headache, it may not be a good idea to listen to the advice of someone else’s who has suffered from a headache. Instead, I will be much better off consulting a physician. We often hear...
Whom are you listening to?

We regret the decisions that we did not make!

We often do not regret our wrong decisions in projects, business, and life. Instead, we regret the decisions that we did not make. For example: Holding off on the decision to fire the unproductive employee Holding off on a decision to invest in real estate Continue...
Whom are you listening to?

Please stop making decisions for others!

Making decisions is hard! When we make decisions, we own consequences too. If the outcomes of our choices are unpleasant, no one else is to blame. We are on the hook. So, to get off the hook, we often get others to make decisions for us. Should I buy new pair of...

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...

How to make swift decisions and choices?

Observing yourself is a fascinating thing to do. While parking my car in the city, when I see too many parking spots, I often catch myself taking my time deciding where to park. When there are too many choices, I take my time to select the best one. So, no other car...

So much hype about data!

What if my project is on track, but I am implementing the wrong software product? How about I am overeating because my fitness app reports I can intake more calories? How about I decide to watch TV rather than go for a walk, as my smart watch tells me I have enough...

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...