How to keep it simple? Get simple people on the team!

How to keep it simple? Get simple people on the team!

In the last few posts, I have covered: Importance of – Keep it simple!Why do we complicate things?How to keep things simple in projects?Importance of defining project objective to keep things simple! This post is about getting the right people in the Project...
How to keep it simple? Laser focus on the project objective!

How to keep it simple? Laser focus on the project objective!

Continuing our ‘ keep it simple ’ series. We now know the root cause of complexity. You understand that it is not about you (‘I’ thinking). So, you now have a solid foundation! The next step is to develop – a laser focus on the project objective. You must have...
How to keep it simple? It starts with you!

How to keep it simple? It starts with you!

We covered that as a Project Sponsor, you must keep things simple. The complexity of human interaction is the biggest challenge in any project. We also discussed that ‘I’ thinking is the underlying root cause of complexity. ‘I’ thinking is protecting and glorifying...
Why do we complicate things? Top reason you must know!

Why do we complicate things? Top reason you must know!

In the last post, we covered that Project sponsors must keep things simple in the project. Complexity is one of the most significant challenges within technology projects. But, the complexity is generally not due to the technical challenges. Instead, it is because of...
Are you wasting time seeking permission or taking action?

Are you wasting time seeking permission or taking action?

Yesterday, I sat on the APMG Level Up panel of the live Q&A. The topic was how to become a Business Analyst? You can find more here. From the live questions, few want to learn about the Business Analysis profession. It appears that many want to become Business...
Consultants do not ask – ‘What do you want?’

Consultants do not ask – ‘What do you want?’

The security alarm technician knocked on the door. After a quick assessment of the house, he asked – ‘Where you like the motion sensors to go?’ I was not prepared for the question. So, I asked back where they should go? He said, ‘Hmmm, you have four sensors in the...
Beware! Use the right tools for the job!

Beware! Use the right tools for the job!

After much push from my wife, I endeavour to drill a hole in the wall to hang a picture frame. Yes, I hate doing this stuff! So, I picked up a random drill bit and hit it hard into the wall. I was impressed by the strength of the wall. After much trying, I was unable...
Why does Minimal Viable Project Scope matter?

Why does Minimal Viable Project Scope matter?

In the last few posts, we covered what Minimal Viable Project Scope (MVPS) is and how it is different from Minimal Viable Product (MVP)? Let us discuss why does Minimal Viable Project Scope matter? Why should you even spend time thinking about MVPS? Let’s go! Let us...