Many business leaders are unacquainted with the wealth of knowledge about how software projects behave. No surprise, they are unable to explain why these projects fail repeatedly, much less do something about it. Here are five fundamental “laws” of software development that all executives (and teams) should understand and follow.
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We need individuals to have their own mind so that the team has the advantage of diverse thought. It takes tremendous patience to give individuals the room and time to contribute in their way--and persistence to continuously bring the team back together for what matters.
How do you communicate effectively as a project manager in a culture being weaned on digital, bite-sized messages?
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This story of a hospital nightmare is not from a tabloid--it's true, and has everything to do with reducing risk for similar catastrophes in your project. In the second installment in this two-part series, learn how to develop a culture of high expectations.
Oops! Top Doctors Perform Surgery on the Wrong Patient! Outrageous Post Mortem Follows! (Part 1 of 2)by
This story of a hospital nightmare is not from a tabloid--it's true, and has everything to do with reducing risk for similar catastrophes in your project.
The cause and response to many natural disasters may be similar, yet each one is unique. In the latest installment of our series, we explore some of the communication and management issues from 9/11.
What is it that makes learning from projects so elusive? This article posits that culture has a significant influence. Presented here are the most common challenges to learning identified in industry and academia—reframed as cultural issues—alongside practical recommendations for overcoming them.