Mind the gap

The Disconnect between Project Management and Delivery

Improvisation is the enemy of prescription.

Prescription is the way of project management.

Speed and innovation need improvisation.

Therefore, project management is the enemy of speed and innovation.

Speed and innovation are critical for competitive advantage.

Therefore, project management is also the enemy of competitive advantage.

We need to look at what the profession is doing, what people are being taught and accredited in and what organisations are recruiting to. There is a disconnect between what’s needed and what current PM thinking and practice provides.

There has to be a way to address this.