Project Reality Check

Project Reality Check is a 20+ post series, that Gary Monti, started publishing on Active Garage, in December 2010.

This series talks about the purpose of project management. Gary focuses on, simply put, getting the job done in the midst of all the hurdles that a project manager faces – such as, incomplete or missing requirements, magical end-dates, untold risks and resource limitations. If you follow what he says, will you always succeed? No. But, will the frequency of success go up? Yes

Here are the posts that have been published so far (ordered by timeline) as part of this series:

  1. Project Reality Check #1: The Challenge
  2. Project Reality Check #2: Being a Rainmaker
  3. Project Reality Check #3: Hangman – The Triple Constraint
  4. Project Reality Check #4: Know the Business, Gain Power
  5. Project Reality Check #5: The Devil is in the Details
  6. Project Reality Check #6: Shall we Dance? Managing Change Orders
  7. Project Reality Check #7: Cage Wrestling – Project vs. Operations Management
  8. Project Reality Check #8: Project Execution – Fantasy vs. Reality
  9. Project Reality Check #9: Tyranny of the “Truth”
  10. Project Reality Check #10: Personal Resilience
  11. Project Reality Check #11: Frame of Mind
  12. Project Reality Check #12: The Power of Powerlessness
  13. Project Reality Check #13: Embracing the Project Fog
  14. Project Reality Check #14: Death of a Project
  15. Project Reality Check #15: The Requirements Game
  16. Project Reality Check #16: The Folly of Audits
  17. Project Reality Check #17: Pause, Breathe, Think, Act
  18. Project Reality Check #18: Humility
  19. Project Reality Check #19: Focus on Success
  20. Project Reality Check #20: Beware of Addiction to Agile
  21. Project Reality Check #21: Acknowledgement
  22. Project Reality Check #22: Acknowledgement and Wealth
  23. Project Reality Check #23: Gather the Wisdom – Cognitive Task Analysis
  24. Project Reality Check #24: Scope and Gamesmanship
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