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Monday, January 13, 2003

Eight P's of Project Integrity -- Today seems to be a day to catch up with some of the other blogs I read regularly (several of which are highlighted in the "Blogroll" you'll find on the right side of this page). In Reforming Project Management, Hal Macomber's got an interesting endeavor going, which he calls "Project Integrity Day." In a later post, Hal talks about integrity in these terms...
Projects get into all kinds of trouble. The usual commentary on this speaks to scheduling issues, cost control, changing customer requirements, etc. I have never heard a project manager say,
"We got into trouble because we acted inconsistently with our public declarations."
...Project Integrity Day is aimed at bringing words and deeds together again reducing the situation for cynicism.
I really like that comment we know is as true as it is often that we don't hear it, "We got into trouble because we acted inconsistently with our public declarations." The blog heading link of what you're reading now goes into a couple handfuls of concepts associated with the idea of maintaining a sense of integrity in project efforts. Purpose... Promise... Process... People... Planning... Practice(s)... Performance... and Place...

Check them out, and wander around Hal's weblog a bit while you're there. I particularly find interesting his views on "reliable promises." They are in total alignment with the goals and processes associated with buffered (risk-respectful) critical chain schedules.

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