There is a clear trend towards projects becoming more and more flexible, and more difficult to predict and plan. Clear and measurable goals, which should be set at the start-up of a project, are non-existent. The goal setting therefore more often becomes a process of trying to come to a result during the course of the project. The planning becomes a support in order to parry and speculate.
In the book “On the verge of failure” Mats Tyrstrup reports his research study on everyday…
Posted on July 5, 2010 at 7:45am
How often do you think about what a good project really means? What is good? Who decides if it is good, and when is it possible to establish if a project is good?
Failed projects are easy to recognize. The tunnel through the Halland ridge in Sweden is a good example. In fact it is an excellent example! Other projects can be seen as successful failures. The Sydney Opera house is the mot famous one. Although the project required far more time than estimated and turned out 15 times…
Posted on June 29, 2010 at 10:38am — 1 Comment
What competence is required of a project manager?
How is it possible to ensure the quality of this competence?
How should competence be defined?
The answer could be: Competence is to know what to do, have the ability to do it. It is also about being able to reflect upon what has been done and realize how it can be done even better. The latter requires experience.
With this description of competence it is possible to divide a project…
Posted on June 22, 2010 at 9:02am — 2 Comments
The management has to organize the project activities in an appropriate way. The projects can either belong to different organizational unities, or be assembled in one single project office. The organizational connection can be of a project, line or matrix organization.
The management must create an infrastructure to support…
Posted on June 1, 2010 at 3:28am