Project execution is not experimentation!

Project Execution

Enterprise technology projects are complex. So often, as Project Sponsors and leaders, we experiment with too many aspects of the project at once. For example, we often assume that we have expertise within the business to support the project. So, we fill the roles such as  Project Manager, Business Analyst, and Test Manager within our company.

Similarly, we assume that we know our requirements, the project implementation is straightforward, the vendor has the right consultants to serve us, and the change management should be just fine.

Based on such wild assumptions, we execute the project. As a result, our decisions tend to be guesswork. We experiment with different solutions without a thorough, big-picture understanding.

Project execution is not experimentation! If we are not careful, we burn time, budget and resources. So let us not play with the golden opportunity of implementing technology in our organisations!