Archive for August 30, 2012

Schedule Estimation: Politics, Science, or Art? Part 2

We recently finished “Schedule Estimation: Politics, Science, or Art? part 2″. We have multiple flaws in the tools and techniques available. All err on the side of optimism, producing optimistic or even unachievable schedules. This part 2 provides pragmatic consideration to these scheduling pitfalls. You can download Schedule Estimation: Politics, Science, or Art? Part 2 from this site. We hope you enjoy this article and we encourage thought provoking debate on this blog and what should be done about these problems.

Dave and Luciano

Schedule Estimation: Politics, Science, or Art? Part 1

We recently completed an article “Schedule Estimation: Politics, Science, or Art? part 1”. We have multiple flaws in the tools and techniques available. All err on the side of optimism. Those errors can be additive. The result can lull you into thinking you have really analyzed your schedule and accounted for everything. In reality you may have produced, at best, a very optimistic schedule, and at worst, an unachievable one. A high percentage of projects are late and over budget. Is that because the original estimated schedules were optimistic or even unachievable or because of failures in execution? You can download Schedule Estimation: Politics, Science, or Art? Part 1 from this site. We hope you enjoy this article and we encourage debate on this blog and what should be done about these problems, which is part 2.

Dave and Luciano

Vision Capacity

We just finished an article on “Vision Capacity”. Every organization has a certain Vision Capacity, the ability to see the invisible, to see ahead into the future. But each organization’s capacity is limited and they can only see so far with any accuracy. Change for an organization must be within the range of their Vision Capacity. This is true whether they are looking at changing organizational procedures, restructuring their organization or launching new programs. You download Vision Capacity on this site. We hope you enjoy this article and find it useful and stimulating.

Best regards,

Dave and Luciano