A series of advertisements for a well-known project scheduling tool provide a fascinating insight into the state-of-the-art of project management.
One of the ads shows a person, alone, in a high-tech, darkened room with a wall of 20 terminals displaying various outputs from the project management software. The project manager is saying "Excellent." Clearly, the project is going fine, thanks, in part, to the scheduling tool.
To our group , this ad could not be further from the truth of contemporary project management.
There are three major forces driving the need for a new paradigm of project management.
eXtreme project management has been developed to deal with the nature of contemporary or "e-projects" and Internet time. E-projects are projects that:
These types of projects have become the most common as a series of forces continue to accelerate the rate of change.