Implement EXPILCIT Governance

While speaking at the Dr. Dobbs’ Architect and Design World conference last week Scott Ambler said “Like it or not you are governed!”  Genius in its directness and simplicity and extremely relevant for recovery projects. Many a challenged project struggles against the unstated and frequently invisible reins of governance.  Traditional definitions of governance speak to…

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Project Recovery MUST beat the odds

Predictions of failure rule the industry.  Any number of organizations and people look at trends and willingly, no gleefully, declare why projects will fail and, in general, I agree.  Lets face it, most projects aren’t paid on delivery.  Nope, it’s by the hour … seems like a conflict of interest to me.  Once a project…

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We can make the choices others can’t

Me: Why would you do that? Them: You just don’t understand Me: Help me understand, what could have possibly driven you away from the <fill in obviously right thing> and to do <fill in obviously wrong thing> Them: Well, it’s complicated.  There are other groups, and schedules, and my boss said, and … Me: Let’s…

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