What are people talking about...
by Curt Finch
Quick, tell me about your employees: What are they doing? How long do they spend doing it? What should their top priorities be? Now tell me about your projects: Are they on time? Within budget? How many projects were profitable this year, last year, over the last five years? Perhaps you think these questions are unreasonable and maybe they are. But we live in an unreasonable world where every advantage should be realized. Because the truth is, while you may not be able to answer these questions easily, a large majority of your competitors can. Guess who holds the cards when it comes to executing complex, buzz-worthy projects?
In this week’s article Charles Bokor discusses the emergence of Super Sized Projects and Black Hole Projects - projects that have grown so large in size, scope and consumption of an organization’s resources they are nearly impossible to bring in on time and on budget, let alone meet the original success criteria of the project. Charles goes on to describe the reasons why traditional project management methodologies fail for these challenging projects and how they can be lead to a successful conclusion.
Originally published in the Autumn, 2011 edition of the fmi*igf Journal published by the Financial Management Institute of Canada.
Collaboration Mapping: A Process Mapping Innovation that Combines the Best of RACI with Swim-Lane Maps by Carmien Owen
Have you ever wondered why so many bugs get reported by the business? Does your experience of business process and system development include a litany of so-called failed requirements? Is your business struggling to overcome the mystery that is Knowledge Management? If so, then you might want to read on. This article introduces a mapping notation, or language, called Collaboration Mapping. In our experience it is one of the most effective ways of opening a stubborn door often called, Knowledge Management.