Be a pragmatist rather than a purist

Be a pragmatist rather than a purist when it comes to management methodologies and frameworks. Such things are means to an end, not ends in themselves. I’ll happily mix and match bits and pieces from different approaches, such as PMBOK and agile, as long as they are effective for the situation I’m in. That’s why […]

Five core management beliefs

Recently I was flummoxed during a discussion of current trends in management. Several core beliefs guide my thinking about the best ways to manage projects.     They are so deeply held that I rarely stop to think about them explicitly.   In the discussion, I rashly took it for granted that other people held similar underlying beliefs, […]