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Projects and Shotgun Weddings

June 18, 2008
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Have you ever worked on a project that is already predefined with set timelines and live date, even before you start the scope process? It reminds me of a Shotgun wedding.

  • All the attendees are there because this event was forced upon them.
  • The father of the bride is there to make sure all goes according to his plan, and can “fire” anyone who disagrees..
  • The participants don’t really have a say in the matter.
  • The go-live date is set and tied to another predecessor. (The bride will have another project go-live soon.)
  • Everyone knows that the “marriage project” will not last.

Does your Strategic Plan assume scope and go-live dates?

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