Projects – First know your Team People, then the Customer

That’s everyone’s say: “The customer first, know your customer“. That’s true, but … how much is it true? Knowing the customer without knowing your project people is going to create bad results. In a few words, first know yourself, then your customer. Moreover, for whatever reasons, customers (at least some of them) are going to … More Projects – First know your Team People, then the Customer

You need good Project Management, honest People and good Training, not Processes

Even when adopting Project Management, in the end all is done by people. Technology changes and has to be adapted to the situation. Processes may change and SHOULD change. Moreover, I like to see processes as necessary bureaucracy, to be reduced to the minimum; they are a “necessary illness”. A firm needs products, not processes. … More You need good Project Management, honest People and good Training, not Processes

What if the Project go on indefinitely and/or Project People want to leave?

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?