Alternative Project Planning

The problem: and there’s more at the dedicated blog.

Projects & work are complex, because of:

  • People
  • You can only control 2 of these at a time: Money, Time, Quality.
  • Things happen!
  • It’s hard to know what is needed, usually only after finding out what you don’t want/need.
  • Projects are complex, & chaotic in the mathematical sense ‘very sensitive to initial conditions’
    • Chaotic system – that’s why you need a human brain to manage it
    • Chaotic – so its not reducible to a mechanistic process
    • Chaotic because of human element, & other parties who act as autonomous beings –
      • suppliers, other teams/departments in the host organisation

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