while munching on lunch. Gobble gobble gobble
Have been thinking of this over the last few weeks due to a programme I was on and trying to get my key stakeholders to nail down which of these were truly important to them:
Choose any 2. I meant it. Choose 2 and stick with it. Not surprisingly, refused and wanted all 3.
I'm surprised at how yet again:
- "cheap" ones turn out to cost treble original budget
- "fast" ones finish 6-24mths later than planned
- "good" ones end up with users that hate the system/app, or the pretty powerpoint which never gets implemented, or a new structure that gets changed to the old ways of working 1-2years later
Is the root problem that in fact they tried to pick all 3 and ended up getting none? If you were truly ruthless at picking 2, you might have had a much better chance of winning?