eXtreme Project Management: Using Leadership, Principles, by Douglas DeCarlo

By Douglas DeCarlo

Today’s new breed, severe tasks are varied. They function excessive velocity, excessive swap, excessive complexity, excessive possibility, and excessive stress.  whereas conventional tasks keep on with the vintage version of prepared, goal, hearth, severe undertaking managers be triumphant by means of taking pictures the gun after which redirecting the bullet whereas no longer loosing sight in their relocating target. eXtreme venture Management offers a realistic advisor for leaders operating below excessive probability and excessive strain whereas generating the specified bottom-line results.  in accordance with Doug DeCarlo’s wide adventure in operating with greater than 250 venture groups, his severe undertaking administration version is equipped round an built-in set of ideas, values, talents, instruments, and practices confirmed to continuously paintings lower than stipulations of fast swap and uncertainty. eXtreme undertaking administration is predicated at the premise that you simply don’t deal with the unknown an analogous method you deal with the known.  It’s a people-centric method of excessive functionality that makes caliber of lifestyles a basic a part of the undertaking enterprise.

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In contrast, on eXtreme projects, we shoot the gun and then attempt to redirect the bullet. This is the reality that business managers, project managers, and their teams of professionals face. The bureaucracy, rules, and mechanistic practices that are characteristic of traditional projects backfire on eXtreme projects, where uncertainty, improvisation, and spontaneity replace predictability, command, and control. This suggests that we apply a different approach to planning and managing an eXtreme project, one that is change tolerant and adaptable, or, as some pundits like to say, agile.

He could never issue a speeding ticket. If he measured a car’s speed, he wouldn’t know where it was (and so couldn’t know it’s in a 35 mph zone). If he pinpointed exactly where a car was (in the 35 mph zone), he couldn’t measure its speed. When dealing with eXtreme projects, we have to realize that a similar uncertainty principle applies. The more we try to control one aspect of a project, the less control we will have over others. c01 8/27/04 4:06 PM Page 17 DEVELOPING A QUANTUM MIND-SET FOR AN EXTREME REALITY 17 Is There a Method to Your Madness?

The eXtreme project management model presented in this book is specifically designed to help you deal with all the Newtonian land mines that litter typical organizations. c01 24 8/27/04 EXTREME 4:06 PM Page 24 PROJECT MANAGEMENT eXtreme project management does not try to change reality; rather, it works to deal with it. Do You Walk Your Talk? I run into a fair number of project managers who espouse a quantum belief system yet act in a Newtonian way. Their behavior is not congruent with their beliefs, even though their intentions are noble.

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