Tag Archives: Management

Respect the individual

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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 Mythical Specialist

As a consultant I often hear people tell about their needs for “a specialist” in one or another topic. They might need a specialist in Windows or in Project Management, but no matter what they are looking for, they are … Continue reading

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The Four Types and their Hovering Leader

Being Genuine Requires Honesty – To Yourself Reducing complexity During recent years, leadership has been through a revision: instead of just copying the archetype (or rather stereotype) of a strong leader, any leader is now expected to find and show … Continue reading

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Lean IT: Start Here!

IT people live in a changing world: new technologies appear all the time, new software versions and short lived hardware means that they must spend a lot of effort on just following all changes – and even more on staying … Continue reading

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The KISS of Death – How Simplicity Can Ruin Everything

“Keep It Simple, Stupid!” is a motto with many followers. The funny thing about the KISS principle is that it sounds right, but it isn’t!

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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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Change is a direction – not a goal

When an organization decides to change it is important to understand, first of all, who is deciding? If the whole organization is supposed to change – then the whole organization should make the decision! That way everybody can cooperate on … 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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Philosopher’s Stone – The Formula for Everything!

First published in Danish at No Crisis-bloggen. It is no small thing, a new management or process improvement method can accomplish! Typically it can solve all problems, as easy as pie. As long as you master a few simple tools, … Continue reading

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