Connecting principles with practice is a
critical success factor for ay approach to
increasing the probability of project
success. Practices without principles
provide the opportunity to modify the
approach without understanding why.
Principles without practices are interesting
discussions without measurable business
Both are needed, both must be present
But you most start with the principles,
then move to the practices. Without the
principles, there is no way to test the
practices to confirm they are on solid
footing when they need to be adapted to
Performance Based Management(sm)
method provides the tools, processes,
and training needed to increase the
probability of success of projects.
This approach is unique in its integration
of the critical success factors for projects,
no matter the domain.
This approach answers the following 5
§ Where are we going?
Do we have a definitive description of the
needed capabilities and the requirements
needed to deliver those capabilities?
§ How do we get there?
What is the sequence of the work efforts to
achieve the plan?
§ Do we have enough time,
resources, and money to get there?
Are the resources properly allocated to the
sequence of work activities?
§ What impediments will we
encounter along the way?
Have we captured the risks and their handling
plans for all the critical work activities?
§ How do we know we are making
Can we measure progress to plan in units
meaningful to the decision makers?
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