Projects @ Relay Race

Deliver projects faster than you have ever imagined.

Be faster than fast! 
Learn how your own project team can routinely out-do Usain Bolt
Minimize time to market by a simple relay race model
Easy to manage, quick to deliver processes!
Speed up your projects; bring products faster to market, all by a simple relay race model. Co-create large projects through bite-sized mini projects. Pick up traction in executing one after another, by engaging and empowering domain experts. Apply these small changes that make a significant difference such as;

  • Turbocharge projects, get products to market fast
  • Begin where you are, without waiting for a ‘transformation’ to happen
  • Simplify communication, processes, metrics, and reporting
  • Synergise, reinforce the team with the simple handover process
  • Easy to manage, Quick to deliver processes

Begin to accelerate your processes in three simple steps. This minor tweak acts as a lever to unleash massive benefits in the way in which projects are approached, executed, and delivered. Projects convert ideas to useful products and services. Today, projects depend on interdisciplinary teams in order to deliver successfully. Like a relay race, the baton is passed on from one to another. In a relay race each of the athletes

  1. Start ASAP
  2. Run at the fastest he can
  3. Handover the baton ASAP to the next player

In order to collectively win the race.
Simplify communication, processes, metrics, and reporting. P@RR will show you how to apply the Relay Race metaphor to every project you manage. Synergize, reinforce the team with the simple handover process.
Reinvent the unmanageable processes using friendly bite-sized mini-projects.

Spiral Staircase Project Management

A Framework to Succeed Complex-Cognitive Projects

As projects become increasingly complex, the traditional methods are trying to meet challenges and embrace the opportunities it offers. Businesses aim at getting their product faster to the market with superior quality to make most of the shorter lifecycle. To achieve this, we need is a fresh approach and transformation in the ways of managing projects: 

Part 1: Insider’s view of project management

The first part of the book starts with depicting the reality faced by every project team, asking several uncomfortable questions on conventional beliefs. The real-world experience in managing projects is different from textbook models. In cognitive projects, when the effort is not directly proportional to results, merely measuring efforts does not reflect the actual progress of the project.

Part 2: The changing paradigm of project management

The new way of managing projects is necessitated by the change in the project ecosystem. The role of machines and master-builders are things of the past. Today’s projects largely depend on dedicated and inspired teams. The new paradigm of projects requires a shift in gears from controlling cost, time to laser-sharp focus on purpose to unleash the potential of the knowledge workforce. With this approach, the triple constraints become triple opportunities.

Part 3: A new framework for today’s cognitive projects

SSPM is a progressive project management framework that aims to co-create a larger project through several interdependent mini projects, with multiple expert groups processing each of these sections. Its principles reinforce the need for providing autonomy, mastery, and purpose to today’s project teams to get the project management back on track and compatible with the current ecosystem. With this, the new framework focuses on the velocity, value, and delivery of the projects.

Part 4: Program Management: SSPM for Multi-projects

The intricacies of the multiple project environment and well dealt with the SSPM framework. When failure is inevitable, SSPM enables identification of failures early so that the resources can be utilized for viable projects. The focused workstream modus operandi helps in delivering the mini projects in record speed, which improves the overall velocity of projects delivered in the portfolio.

We can produce better results if we have a framework that enables focus, velocity, and autonomy. The Spiral Staircase Project Management model offers this—an alternative way of managing projects, which aims to empower the knowledge workforce to enable higher levels of success in the organization. This book is an effort to create a simple, coherent, purpose-centric project management framework to get the best out of today’s projects.

Leadership Journey of a Project Manager

9 STORIES, 9 TOOLS, 1 VISION

Management is about results, and leadership is about its causes. When a manager traveling in a leaders’ path, the nexus of both can unleash the unlimited potential that the information age projects have to offer. This is a book of stories and tools that make one embark on the leadership journey to reinvent the unborn leader from within. 

The question is, do the resources ‘assigned’ to the project, or they are ‘committed’ to the project? If people are just assigned to the tasks, they would still do the job, but it will be merely a job. If they are committed, they have an intrinsic motivation that propels them towards attaining a passion or ambition that they own.  

This leadership journey focusses on making processes people-oriented, customer-focused and purpose-centric. The toolbox comprises of unforgettable nine tools bundled together. ‘Unforgettable’ because each of them linked with a number and quick to start. My favorite one is number two, what is yours?

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