What do you do if you inherit a ‘trainwreck’?

So we’ve all been there.. You’ve heard the rumours, there’s a project which has become a problem.. It’s become a ‘trainwreck’. I’ve used the term ‘trainwreck’ after reading such a post written by Steven in the SLAW website and I thought i’d add some comments.

Trainwrecks happen for many different reasons, whether that be poor requirements, poor project management, limited project resource, poor support from a vendor or incredibly short timescales to deliver. The important thing to realise is that they happen more regularly the people think. Continue reading

Is it the method or the people that complete projects?

It’s an interesting point raised very well by Dan Rockwell in his post titled ‘Refocusing on people.’

In the #legalIT world I often hear too much emphasis on methodologies, systems and processes and not enough about the people who are actually doing the work.

It’s simple, the more you feel part of a team and are involved the less you feel like a cog in a process and are willing to go the extra mile to get things done.

You can follow Dan on twitter through @Leadershipfreak