The problem is not that we don't have solutions to our problems, at least at a macro scale. The larger problem is that we don't want to do the hard work necessary to make the solutions happen.
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Question: My boss just asked me to head a project to change our product to be more environmentally friendly with regards to carbon emissions, but I don’t think he has thought it through. I agree with his intent, but I don’t think he realizes that his solution will only paint a “prettier face on the box” and may not truly reduce our carbon footprint. Do I say something to him, or do I just stay in my place and do what I’ve been assigned?
How can we better understand the nature and characteristics of wicked problems? And how can that learning be utilized to avoid risk and create value in organizations? Read about nine wickedness attributes—and get help measuring just how wicked your problems are.
Most organizations have limited resources to invest in improvement initiatives. And a significant percentage of those resources don’t deliver results. That’s a huge problem. To begin to fix it, we have to understand where and why this waste is occurring.
Project managers and teams are used to solving problems, but sometimes the better approach is to not even try. Unfortunately, not many PMs are embracing that approach yet.
Making the leap from traditional methods to highly creative methods doesn’t always work well. If you want to pursue creative problem solving, getting started with smaller efforts first is helpful. Here are six steps that can help.
There is one project activity that is overdue for some consideration. It is often overlooked, usually rushed, seldom done well, and yet it has a unique potential for realizing value. It is the forgotten activity—closing. Employ this checklist as a useful tool for maximizing the value of closing a project.
New product introduction is an organization’s future. Along with a well-tailored product development process, successful introduction of new products must be integrated with project management practices. This article unfolds potential areas of integration.
Running projects for a not-for-profit organization is a wonderfully worthwhile endeavor. Here are 10 ways you can keep costs off your budget and still deliver value.
As people become more comfortable with a distributed working model, the advantages of the approach become clearer. But how many of us are actually taking advantage of those opportunities?