Assessing HowMethodology Affectsthe Project

“It is common sense to take a method and try it.If it fails, admit it frankly and try another.But above all, try something.”

—Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States,Address at Oglethorpe University

As technology is the architects’ and engineers’ religion, methodology is the religion of a pedantic PMO and executive management. They believe that the organization’s methodology, whether chosen by formal or informal means, must be used by all projects. According to them, a failing project is simply not following the defined methodology, and the solution is to replace the current project manager with one who will enforce it. This philosophy—one size fits all—really fits no ...

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