Every now and then something comes along that sticks. Sometimes it’s a song which plays on repeat in my head, sometimes it’s an idea I can’t shake, or the slightest break in memory giving me a glimpse of something important, something I want to know again.
This happened to me a few weeks ago when I read the book ‘Project Management: It’s All Bollocks’. The authors, Susie and Peter , are both experienced and grounded and real.
I love the book and almost every day dip into it for another reminder of what matters in the world of projects and their delivery.
It got me thinking about project delivery more broadly. And unfortunately, there’s no escaping it, a lot of what people learn as project management is really project administration. It’s important but not enough. Anyone employing a project or program…(insert title du jour) wants something done, something achieved, something delivered. Where and how and why have we lost sight of that?
Anyway, here are some of the thoughts I have which Peter and Susie might like to use in the follow-up book – for surely there must be one.
None of these are complicated. None of them are easy. But it’s essential we move away from the current bollocksy approaches and get back to the stuff that works.
Endnote. There have always been projects. It’s only in the last 30 years or so we turned failure into an expected outcome. Come on! That’s got to be Bollocks.
Thank you for writing this book which has literally reignited my fire and passion for contributing to the world by making wanted things happen.
Unfortunately there's no escaping it...
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