9 Project management “meta-problems” that block discussion and analysis

Summary

  1. The narrow vision of standardised techniques
  2. Fragmented and conflicted views
  3. The sheer size and scope of project management capability
  4. Project manager competency (or lack thereof)
  5. The fundamental concepts of project management are obsolete
  6. Project management as a disabling profession
  7. Can’t help with the “quick fix” syndrome (even when it’s needed)
  8. Cannot clean up the “no trust” mess
  9. Using linear tools to solve non-linear problems.

Overview of the eight “meta-problems”

1. A narrow vision of standardised techniques

2. Fragmented and conflicted views

3. The sheer size and scope of required project manager capabilities

4. Project manager competency (or lack of it)

5. The fundamental concepts of project management are obsolete

6. Project management as a disabling Profession

7. Can’t help with the “quick fix” syndrome (even when it’s needed)

8. Project management cannot clean up the “no trust” mess

  1. Loss of confidence in institutions globally
  2. Outdated management models
  3. The dissonance between an organisation’s stated values and perceived behaviour
  4. Poor relationships between supervisory personnel and individual contributors

9. Project management uses linear tools to solve non-linear problems

  1. Human cognition and emotion.
  2. Human social and communication processes.
  3. Technology instability

Conclusion

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