How many of you are 6 Sigma (green, black, master, fuchsia) How many of you are familiar with PMI? PMP? So this should make you feel comfortable… Do you like pointing a problem here and fixing it? How about…
How many of you have been on a project where process was not followed? Why? Why was the project manager replaced and not just counseled on how to do things better?
So let’s bring it back to our world—the office.
Drive to work. Processes at work Life saving processes
Jokingly disqualify construction people. If there are too many of them, quickly explain IT. See how many people say DELPHI, PERT. Hold that and remind them that that is a process to handle the estimates not to get them. Guess, past experience, talk to others… there is no process. It’s people. Mention there is another presentation that takes over an hour the does nothing but dwell on this subject, we can only gloss over it here.
Enough dry stuff… When the project starts, what biases the numbers? Ask these questions one-by-one and get a number of people to answer (try the “who doesn’t want to answer trick”) Add to this list the question of it being a fun task? What happens to that estimate?