We believe that what separates good from great projects is not that much dependent on the used methodology itself anymore. It’s not about the amount of control and oversight what we see increasing as soon as projects start to go off the tracks. It’s not about having the best-written and best-formulated processes and procedures. It’s not only about having the right PM certification, although it’s definitely a good foundation. You can have all of that and still miserably fail in the delivery of a project.
What you need is… the right people in leadership positions with the right mindset. What we see these people do successfully is:
- Invest wisely
- Focus diligently
- Engage relentlessly
- Measure continuously
We have institutionalized these in four guiding principles. Without these principles our methodology would just be another methodology. With these principles, we put the focus back on that what really makes the difference… the people. Of course, good leadership alone will not result in success. However, the lack of good leadership will most likely lead to disappointment.