Not working to outcomes? Then your project is out of control

  • If a team isn’t working to outcomes, the project is not under control
  • If a team is doing work that it can’t show might affect outcomes, the project is not under control.
  • If a team is doing work that plausibly could affect outcomes but they haven’t hypothesised how much it might affect outcomes then the project is not under control.
  • If a team isn’t regularly quantifying their progress towards outcomes then the project is not under control.
  • If a project doesn’t have a decisive definition (a quantifiable target) of when an outcome has been met then the project is not under control.
  • If a team doesn’t regularly make visible progress to outcomes then the project is almost certainly not working to outcomes and so is not under control.

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Mark Dalgarno

Mark Dalgarno

Freelance Agile Coach | Interim Manager | Agile Programme or Project Manager. Conference Organiser. Improver.