Manage the pitfalls
Depending on its size or complexity, projects may be intrinsically and unavoidably prone to pitfalls by its own nature. Snags due to intermingled processes and aggravated by competing expectations, are omnipresent and as consequence multi-layered defenses are created, which characterize some projects.
The project philosophy is to provide an array of defenses so that only a combination of breakdowns would permit failure. However, because of the ‘first time’ uniqueness of projects, most run as broken systems, but continues to function because of the many redundancies and reliance on a critical mass of skilled resources. The risk of failure changes constantly, because of the dynamic nature of a project, necessitating management of change. There is not often an isolated ‘cause’ of failure, there are multiple contributors to a breakdown and the linking these causes together identifies the circumstances.
Some combinations or permutation of any of the following top ten reasons for failing projects, can affect the project success significantly:
Dyadanac – adding defenses, not adding to the existing complexity
Following investigations or pro-actively, Dyadanac supports defenses which include organizational, institutional and regulatory remedies (e.g. policies and procedures, certification, work rules, team training) and human components (e.g. skills, experience and knowledge), but also: