Simplicity is a great virtue but it requires hard work to achieve it and education to appreciate it. And to make matters worse: complexity sells better. – Edsger Dijkstra, The threats to computing science
Lack of focus and the inability to manage uncertainty are two significant causes of project management problems, delays, diminishing quality, excessive project delays, and low team spirit. By addressing these root causes, critical chain project management (CCPM) techniques improve project speed, quality, on-time performance and team morale.
The problem is that at a lot of big companies, process becomes a substitute for thinking. You’re encouraged to behave like a little cog in a complex machine. – Elon Musk, co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPalProcesses involving knowledge workers are fluid and adaptable. The people involved interact in a world of fuzzy decisions, work in the gray area of abstract concepts, and tend to be highly unpredictable, often changing things and tinkering with the process rules.
A typical dysfunctional business process