Protecting the project
There is a famous case in Australia where the chairman of a large company rejected out-of-hand a takeover offer of $27 per share when those shares, 12 months later, were trading at under $10. This chairman’s ‘protection’ of the company was hugely detrimental to its shareholders.
Project consultant or contractor?
Many project contractors call themselves ‘consultants’ but are only contractors. Contractors bring skills, experience and an ability to do the job. Consultants bring skills, experience and their ability to do the job, plus IP – the intellectual property to do the job.
Beyond project methodology
Many organisations want to ‘improve how they do projects’ to get better results, more consistent results, or even some results. The task is then handed to a special team, IT or a PMO to ‘fix’. They, understandably, look at how the organisation does projects now and what can be fixed.
The problem with project scope
Is ‘scope’ a project management or a value delivery tool? Project management contributes to project success, but does not guarantee it. Project management can efficiently deliver the wrong result as well as a high-value result; it is content agnostic.