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Random musings on how the vissicitudes of life conspire to stuff up the SMME operator.

  1. Form over Substance 2

    In part 1, I put forward my contention that Project Management is now horribly over-engineered, and as a result many projects fail to deliver results, either not at all, or over budget and over-time.

    This time I’ll examine how the landscape has changed, and how Project Management has failed to meet the new challenges.

    What is different between now and when I started out in the mid 1970’s? The pace of change for one thing.

    Then it might have been alright ...
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  2. Form over Substance

    I was asked recently about why projects fail, or at least fail to deliver what they were supposed to, and was it because “A failure to plan is a plan for failure”. That may well be a part of the reason, but by no means all of it.

    One thing I have noticed is that the way we do projects today is not the same as when I started out in the 1970s. Many changes are for the good, but to my mind the effectiveness of project delivery has suffered because project management is now horribly ...
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  3. Form over Substance

    I was asked recently about why projects fail, or at least fail to deliver what they were supposed to, and was it because “A failure to plan is a plan for failure”. That may well be a part of the reason, but by no means all of it.

    One thing I have noticed is that the way we do projects today is not the same as when I started out in the 1970s. Many changes are for the good, but to my mind the effectiveness of project delivery has suffered because project management is now horribly ...
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  4. Cwele - the Harbinger of Impending Bananadom ?

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    I just read a very interesting article by Stephen Grootes http://www.thedailymaverick.co.za/ar...d-to-bananadom in which he states that the guilty verdict found on Sheryl Cwele is the biggest indicator of our tending towards becoming a banana republic.

    Bear in mind we are not talking about non-payment of traffic fines. We are talking about Cwele suborning and instructing individuals to smuggle cocaine into SA. One of whom is now doing time
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  5. Our Government is Smug, Arrogant and Pompous

    The ruling party, the ANC exhibit arrogance, high-handedness, conceit and pomposity of the highest order.

    What burns my boat is the smug contempt they have for us lesser mortals.

    Parliament is by and large a rubber stamp for policies crafted in Luthuli House. The normal conventions and courtesies of Parliamentary procedure are ignored when inconvenient. The committee structure designed to provide oversight and accountability of Ministers is used to obfuscate and ...
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