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Following processes is a very good thing. If we managed all of our projects like we were shooting from the hip, then each one of our successes we experienced would be based far more on luck than any best practices. We would never be able to replicate what we did because there was no real plan behind it. Yes, a methodology is a good thing, a necessary thing if you want to have any hope of replicating your project successes...
When in Rome... When most of us hear that, we mentally complete the phrase. "When in Rome, do as the Romans do." It means that you basically try to follow the local customs when travelling or even act like your hosts would in their home when you are visiting across town. Fit in. Act 'normal' for where you are. That's one of those clichés that seems pretty self-explanatory. So much so that we've even taken to excluding the second half...
Project Management is Like a Box of Chocolates
In the movie "Forrest Gump", the main character played by Tom Hanks tells a lady who is sitting on the busy stop bench with him that his momma always said that life was like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're going to get. This came to mind to me today while dealing with a surprise issue on a project...how a project is also like a box of chocolates. We head into each project engagement with certain expectations.
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BBC's Ambitious IT Project Scrapped
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