Wednesday, January 04, 2006


I don't make New Year resolutions, but always feel as if I ought to have some, if only to share with friends and colleagues.

But the influence is still there...


Today I tidied my desk for the first time in three months, and recalibrated the horizontal bars on Microsoft Project, that notorious best seller that provides an almost comforting illusion of control, yes control to project managers and team leaders.

Almost comforting because like any other predictive analytic system, it is only as accurate as the data you feed it.

Most project managers and team leaders are aware of this handicap but consciously repress or ignore it.

And who are we to blame them?

The real world is a horrible place, so best avoid actively looking for it.



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