Blaming it on Estimation!

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If one goes by the widely acclaimed Chaos reports released by the Standish Group, software projects seem to have a dubious record. In 1995, the report highlighted that only 16% of the IT projects were completed on time, within budget with original scope.

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Focus on longest path ≠ shortest possible lead-time

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Every literature on project management reminds us that the longest path of dependent tasks determines the total duration of the project. So, logically speaking, project management should focus on ensuring minimal delays on the longest path? Maybe not always…

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From Sales to Production – a tale of misaligned priorities

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I once had an opportunity to engage with a company producing and selling custom-built equipment for banks to try and help cut “flab” and steer the company towards improved profitability. But what unfolded, during my discovery of company’s practices was an object lesson for me…

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Theory Of Constraints and the Thinking Process

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Though Theory of Constraints was originally offered by Eliyahu Goldratt as a manufacturing scheduling method, over the course of his career, Goldratt evolved TOC into a systems methodology which encompasses a wide range of concepts, principles, solutions, tools and approaches that strive to ensure any change undertaken as a part of the ongoing improvement will benefit the system as a whole

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Sales team – A very obstinate lot!!!

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People in sales are the most obstinate lot of mankind and it is very difficult to get things implemented in sales. This is the primary belief that most companies hold about the sales function, and is one with quite a bit of truth in it too. But please wait before concluding on this…

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