Do You Have A Problem Delegating?

"Don't be a bottleneck. If a matter is not a decision for the President or you, delegate it. Force responsibility down and out. Find problem areas, add structure and delegate. The pressure is to do the reverse. Resist it." Donald Rumsfeld "Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results." George S. Patton Why is it so hard for people to delegate? As technology continues to advance and reporting becomes better, the output

You take care of the Scope and Schedule, we’ll take care of the money!

“The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.” Tacitus “I'm not interested in wasting money on a project.” Stanley Tucci And there is the rub! In a predictive project, there is an expectation that the Project Manager (PM) will deliver something new and different while being able to exactly predict the cost and time required. The PM spends a great deal of time planning every aspect of the project, removing uncertainty, and developing a comprehensiv

What is "Project Risk"? Part 1

Risk Management is very popular these days! The headlines have been filled with stories about high profile project failures. When the inevitable post mortem examinations are conducted, poor risk management is always at the heart of the problem. That and the technical experts were routinely ignored…. But that is a topic for another time! The reaction is always amazing! Suddenly there are Risk Management Boards, Chief Risk Officers, Enterprise Risk Assessments and Risk Based