Monday, September 27, 2010

Back to the Bascis

When in doubt, go back to the basics. There have been no major improvements in Project Management since the building of the pyramids....plan, execute and track – fancier charts, nifty tools, amazingly obscure buzz words, but the basics have not changed for thousands of years. So, why do projects fail – the same reasons they always have and always will – not understanding or not following the basics. Focus to much on the tracking tools, assume people understand what they're suppose to do, close your eyes to what reality is and don't communicate effectively to Sr. Management and you're sure to follow the same path thousands of other project managers have followed – failure. Repeat after me:
  • Plan
  • Execute
  • Track
Drop and give me 50 pushups now...........


  1. It's been months since your last post. I almost lost faith you're going to be back. Glad to see active again.

  2. Thanks-sometimes life gets in the way...thanks again for the welcome back!!