Traditional project managing is often considered to be constrained by cost, time and quality, this is called the project management triangle. These constrains are balancing each other so if more time is needed to complete a project it is going to effect the cost or the outcome ( or both) as well. This is often showed visually something like this:
The project management triangle is a predictive lifecycle, and it is pretty straight forward. The iterative life cycle where the scope is determined but there is no way of knowing how much time and therefor at what cost it will take to get to the goal is also easy to understand. But incremental or adaptive life cycles, how can they ever give the customer what they want?
It sounds to me like the possibilities as a project manager to be proud of the work executed are small. And I like to feel that the job I have done is good, so I am really looking forward to getting to learn how to control and manage those types of projects.
A new blogger, as I am, I have come to the conclusion from this weeks blogging that I have to cut my time writing shorter if I am going to reach my goal in passing the present coarse in strategies, benefit and alignment at Stockholms university.
Until tomorrow i leave you with a quote:
“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money, it’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time” / Jobs