about the challenges to deliver change
Peter Pfeiffer, PhD, PMP,
MANAGEMENT DE PROJETOS E PROCESSOS
Washington DC, 17/06/2014
Project Management – an old novelty, but new
A hot topic for Project Management ... when
projects get complicated
Development Projects – why are they different?
8 hints to align the projects with the challenges to deliver
Gerenciamento de Projetos não é novo!
(1856 – 1915)
Some assumtions about Project Management ...
Complex entities can be
comprehended by breaking
them down into small units.
Processes and time are
There is a direct and
linear relation between
inputs and outputs.
Results can be foreseen
and, if necessary, can be
Doubts and Questions ...
Does the command and control model always work?
How much certainty can one have?
How important is the relation between the
project and its environment?
Are projects simple,
complicated or complex?
How can we deal with this issues?
The Growth of
Since the 1990th we can observe a strong growth
of Project Management Professionals (PMP).
Project Manager’s skills that are considered deficient by the organizations
Project Manager’s skills that are considered most important by the organizations
Existing documents in Project Management methodologies
one that influenced Project Management
in recent years
predictable, can be repeated
Complicated: control is
limited; partially predictable;
can be partially repeated.
Complex: control is extremely
limited; unpredictable, cannot
be repeated or reproduced.
Chaos: There is no control;
totally unpredictable; cannot
Project as a System
Based on Ralph Stacey
El sistema complejo
Provoke behavioral changes, intangible, but
Are strongly influenced by institutional, social,
cultural and economic aspects.
Have to deal with a high degree of uncertainty
for planning and implementation.
Beneficiaries are not commercial clients of the
to align development projects
with their major challenges
Plan for the close future,
but maintain a long term
Manage with flexibility,
but with a clear course