16 July 2008

5/5 - Full Marks for trying!

What kind of people pick up projects midway through? Especially the ones that seem to have all the hallmarks of a failed project right up front?

People like me, that's who. But why? Could it be a desire for stress? A need to stay back and work late regualrly? The love of paperwork?

I wish I knew. Maybe it's a combination of timing and the desire to test your skills. Maybe it's just dumb luck.

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Well, maybe it was really 4/5.

If you want to know what sort of project I have walked into recently - take a look at this post by Thomas K Casey.  (It explains this post's title.)


  1. Anonymous10:21 pm

    I would love to hear any of your strategies for getting your project under control. I recently got my first full project only to discover that after I accepted the position that the project was in a similar condition to what you describe. I am still struggling to figure out how to get all of the principle stakeholders to agree to what the project actually is.

  2. Chritina

    A good question. I think I'll wrote a post on it this week.

    But the simple answer is to start with your risk managemet process.

    Get the key risks idenbtified and have the right people working on risk management strategies.

    Good luck!