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the argument for #NoProjects
Projects are great. Despite the cry on the web about projects being bad for business they can really help you do a better job of organizing your work.
I am writing this as a counter to a meme about why projects are evil and need to be abolished. What was once a sentiment is now a movement (with it's own hashtag, so it really is legit.)
The main arguments against projects seem to be;
- Projects are temporary organisations. People that work on projects don't have to live with the consequences of the work they do, and so will eagerly take quality shortcuts that someone else is going to have to pay for
- Projects are organised around impossible goals. Some executive somewhere wants a new product out to market, or internal process fixed and all the big decisions about time money and scope are done before you arrive.
There are more, but they are essentially minor next to these two complaints.
So, drumroll please.