They speak of change but they never say in a clear way what they want, usually because … they do not know what they want. A change needs clear goals and clear ways to get those goals: that is seldom done. Team members think “Ok, you [the boss] want us to change but we don’t … More Why is it so Difficult to Introduce Change in a Business Environment?
Tell them projects need a tailored organization, therefore they should take people from different departments (what are departments there for, otherwise?). That means the project/program manager needs the executive’ authority. Project management is a discipline, therefore it makes no sense to split it between IT and other sectors.
What is seldom explained: accurate and reliable information on day-to-day living in the Project environment. Don’t flood him/her with plenty of official information of no practical use; after all, the poor guy is interested on how to step in in the softest way. That is usually overlooked and blocks the poor guy’s efficiency for some … More New Project Member: What Information should be Given First?
1) Re-evaluate the project and in particular its business case: IF it is still viable, close it in an orderly way and start another project; in doing so, make sure a product is going to be released. 2) If people want to leave (even if projects end quite regularly), I would say there is something … More What if the Project go on indefinitely and/or Project People want to leave?