Let's talk about project success [Video]

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Posted by APM on 16th Feb 2016

 

What is the definition of success? How do we create a world in which all projects succeed?

These are just some of the questions being addressed in the latest Courageous Conversation video by the APM Knowledge Specific Interest Group (SIG).

Following the success of their previous video in the series, their next instalment looks to open the debate about APM’s ambitious and challenging vision.

The video is based on ideas expressed at an APM Knowledge SIG Courageous Conversation event lead by Professor Eddie Obeng and the group’s chair Dr Judy Payne.

The video continues that conversation and looks to explore what is preventing the creation of a world in which all projects succeed.

Is it because project managers prefer the kudos of rescuing a project before it goes wrong?

Or are we getting too hung up on time, cost and quality as a measure of success? But, on reflection, do we want every project succeeding?

 “There is something philosophical about our roles”, contemplates the voiceover from the video.

“We’re the people who make change. And if we’re not looking at the change we’re making then we might do stuff that isn’t good for the world.”

You are invited to join the debate and give your own opinions on what success actually looks like, plus any of the other issues addressed.

So, what do you think?

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