Category Archives: Project Management

Easy Collaboration and Successful Projects

Why Projects Fail It is quite funny, actually, how almost all talking around project management is focused on methods and frameworks like Prince2, PMBoK, and IPMA. But when you ask project managers why their project failed they almost always mention … Continue reading

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The Games We Play – And other stories

When you step into your office, the games begin. Apart from various rituals that could be considered kind of games – like saying “good morning” – there are more abstract and sometimes quite childish games in play at work. The first one … Continue reading

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Stress Kills Learning, Change, and Improvement

The door to the closet was a bit open, so he elegantly pushed it slightly with his heel while passing it. A few steps later he stopped, as he noticed that the door had jumped open again. Being determined to fix … Continue reading

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How Long is “Continuous”? – On PDCA

Some people have problems with anything that requires patience: they want it all, and they want it now, as Queen was once singing. What does PDCA mean to them? Actually, PDCA should be the darling of these people, as it … Continue reading

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Value Stream Management and Readiness

This evening I did something which is seemingly a bit foolish, but which is nevertheless characteristic for me: instead of reading one of the 200 books I have piled up for future reading I again browsed through one of those … Continue reading

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The Formula for Successful Change and Projects

During the last few days I posted philosophies and real world stories alike, and the most striking thing when looking at all of it together is that it doesn’t sum up to one worldview! So what was it all about? Did I … Continue reading

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Did you deliberately murder the project?

The world is full of problems. Why? We keep looking for answers, and we certainly find some – but as we keep looking in the wrong places we will never find the right answers. A project might be tying people together … Continue reading

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Lean IT – Read All About It!

The No Crisis Company Blog is currently running a Lean Literature Quiz, and even though the quiz at the time of writing is only a few days old, it already shows a clear bias towards knowing a lot about “old-school … Continue reading

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The Project is Forever

First published in Danish at No Crisis-bloggen. Today’s project management philosophy is largely about reducing the scope of, and finishing the projects. It seems like if success is to be found in simply carrying out the project, no matter what it actually delivers … Continue reading

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Welcome to The No Crisis Blog!

Greetings, everybody! This blog is meant to discuss all the different things necessary to consider before establishing projects or change processes. Most of those end up in failure. And why? For a million reasons, unfortunately, so there exists no one … Continue reading

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