The 5 Critical Factors for Optimal
Certifications, large company contractors, and industry
standard methodologies are of little value. The
critical factors that do matter are straight forward and
clearly understandable. They do however require a
professional commitment to excellence that will not likely
be found where it is claimed in a marketing advertisement.
6 Common Causes of
Project and Organizational Failure
Failures occur in easy to understand patterns.
Avoiding the patterns requires significant effort, but is
certainly within the reach of most groups.
What it Takes to Create an Optimal Achieving
Creating is a lot easier than changing and organization.
In some cases the cost to change may be too great.
Personal Optimal Change Agent Achievement
the leadership of specific individuals change occurs only
through a slow drift from some starting point. Most
managers are not effective change agents. An optimal
change agent not only has the skills to direct change but to
chart a path that is better than the current situation.
Learning how to find that path is a very difficult
Forecasting in Complex Human Systems
historical record of forecasting correctly in complex human
systems is dismal. There is a clear path to doing
better. However, few are likely to follow this path.
It is difficult. For those who can and do the rewards
can be great, but not what you might think. One must
keep in mind that in the country of the blind the one eyed
man is not honored but rather thought insane.
The Methodology Emperor Has No Clothes
had 20 years of the marketing of methodology in
Organizational Development and in Project Management.
It is time we assess the value. Indeed there is clear
value to large contracting companies and little to no value
for their clients. A somewhat controversial position.
The Happy Workplace: A Wild Goose?
is much in the literature that essentially claims that happy
employees are productive employees. This flat out not
true. A happy workplace is the result of high
achievement not the cause.
Measures: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
general holding individuals accountable for achieving some
specific measurable goal is believed to be a good thing.
Implementing poorly thought out performance measures and
turn a bad situation into an ugly situation. Even the
very best performance measures will have a negative side.
It is essential to develop a means to accurately evaluate
the consequences of a performance measurement plan.