#pm_ngt-005 1st Principle – Investor’s timeline (end2end™)

#pm_ngt-005 – First generation project management often starts with the explicit demand that the goal is well defined and ends with delivery of products. Great for suppliers who want to be provable “done” so they can submit their invoice, be paid without dispute and move on. However this demand for clarity is not the reality for the investor where uncertainty about options and benefits is never completely avoidable.

For the investor the journey may start without a clear trigger for action or the trigger might arrive with urgency at an inopportune moment on an unprepared recipient. For the investor the change leaves a different world in its wake but hopefully one that is restored to stability and routine generation of benefits.

“Good thinking” from the investor’s perspective is end2end™ not necessarily clear-start and often (to invert a thoroughly wrong quotation from the PRINCE2® manual and a foundation exam question) it is highly desirable to have a slow (and steady) drift into business as usual.


Our training and mentoring in #pm_ngt explain the flexible approach and structured steps plus matched tools and techniques that are relevant2reality™ across the end2end™ timeline and top2bottom™ span of decision making within all change. Taking the investor’s timeline means tools to describe the future and a mindset of objectives not (yesterday’) plans are the key focus.

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