#SOOP-7 #pmngt Projects need people. People don’t need process, but it improves chance/ speed & size of impact

#SOOP-7 #pmngt Projects need people. People don’t need process, but it improves chance & speed & size of impact

There are a lot of ironies in the use of methods (for project management or any other discipline). The first is they increase the costs and amount of knowledge required to deliver results not decrease them.

To use a method I need the skills of the job and knowledge of the method. Of course if I start with nothing the method tells me which skills to acquire and the method’s steps help me combine the skills in techniques into a means to achieve results. Methods always cater for a broader spectrum of needs than any specific use and often omit some aspects that any specific use needs so methods cost time and effort and morale

Of course what method do that is valuable is they give us a common approach which aids: recruitment, training, cooperation, tool development, step-wise refinement & continuous improvement, re-use, estimating, verification, auditing, assurance & governance, progress tracking and at the end of the day a good night’s restful sleep!

Also ironic is that when I get skilled those people who know less than me are likely to insist that the method is followed when the most productive route to success is to move on beyond the method’s limitations. Thus methods hold-back the best performers but they bring on the new and the otherwise mediocre.

To prosper organisations need to recognize that adopting methods ADDs overhead until people no longer need the method to perform well and then ’empowering’ and giving freedom returns the greatest value – but in these days of ‘correctness’ is it actually possible to perform/ behave in the shareholder’s BEST interests or just avoid the worst and be uniformlly mediocre? The [most] successful projects use a new approach and that approach is #pm_ngt


#pm_ngt Is an integration of best-of-breed solutions such as PMBoK Guide® and PRINCE2® and Dimension Four®

#pm_ngt Builds on your existing investment in pm training, it integrates, fills the gaps & links to your mission & values

#pm_ngt Helps the board develop and maintain a vision, translate vision to strategy, to tactics, to outputs, to outcomes, to benefits

#pm_ngt Isn’t (just) project management its an investment regime for the management of change based benefits delivery

#pm_ngt Is a collection of tools and procedures within a defined but loosely enforced framework that together handle the initiation, conduct and bedding-down of change; From Idea to Returns, the end to end investment cycle

Successful change requires support of activity from top 2 bottom of the management hierarchy  and from end 2 end of an investment’s timeline. #pm_ngt provides conceptual foundations, vocabulary, roles, tools, technques and framework that span needs from Board-Room 2 Boiler-Room™

#pm_ngt is a product set of business leadership and project management tools that provide governance over equity. #pmngt’s acid test is “is this relevant 2 reality?” it is not an exercise in exam based ‘cram and forget’ cv building. #pmngt training coaches each layer of management in how to interact with the layers below and above to facilitate sound decision making


#SOOP are Simon’s Observations on Projects – –  Each one is flows from the observation that gaining skills in delivering projects is like making soup




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