Everybody Nobody Somebody Anybody.. & Projects..

This is a story of four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

That is the story of projects – All and any of the types below

1. Projects without a vision
2. Projects with a vision that has not been developed into goals and outcomes
3. Projects with a vision but no resource/time commitments from stakeholders
4. Projects within a program where there are multiple projects laying stake over similar outcomes
5. Projects in large corporations run by leaders high on vision and low on execution skills
6. Projects in Matrix organizations that have a performance management system that creates divergent strategies
7. Projects that try to merge ‘High Maturity’ process implementations with ‘Low Maturity/Early Stage ‘ innovative changes.
8. Programs attempted under the banner of a ‘Project'( and thus limited in their visibility and resource capacity)
9. Programs initiated to ‘let’s us just put-together’ pet projects across departments that started at varied points of time in the past to fulfill each groups desire to ‘innovate’.

Add on to this… The comments space is all yours!!


~ by exploreamaze on May 15, 2011.

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