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Jan Barkhed

There are some things you can do to prevent disaster. If you have a really, really important project ahead, and the team members don’t know each other, they should spend some time together without doing any important work. When NASA launched the Apollo program in the 60’s, projects spent the first months just getting to know each other without doing any important work. It’s much harder to criticise a friend than a stranger. Also, the way incentive programs are modelled often conflicts with the philosophy behind how modern project work should be done. Incentive programs encourages hero behaviour in groups, while standards such as ISO 9001 and CMM don’t allow hero cultures in organizations.

Steve Pashley

Bob, thanks for sharing the tips. Very useful indeed.

I've only just found your blog. I'm sure I'll enjoy 'catching up'

Steve

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