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Lets revisit

  • Requirements still unclear – check
  • Tighter time frames – check
  • Limited to no resources – check
  • Limited to no budget – check
  • Limited to no ownership – check
  • Limited to no governance – check
  • Completely unreal expectation – check
  • My problem – check

Still could be worse….

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Progress

From: Me
Subject: PPQ Ltd Delivery
Date: Monday
Body: Hi everyone, great to catch up today. It was excellent to see everyone getting on board and committing to delivering this. As mentioned please include everyone in your progress updates. We have committed to deliver a lot this week and have a few things due to tomorrow.
Thanks

From: Me
Subject: RE: PPQ Ltd Delivery
Date: Tuesday
Body: Hi everyone, I haven’t seen updates today on those commitments, can you please ensure they are provided before COB.
Previous: Hi everyone, great to catch up today. It was excellent to see everyone getting on board and committing to delivering this. As mentioned please include everyone in your progress updates. We have committed to deliver a lot this week and have a few things due to tomorrow.
Thanks

From: Me
Subject: RE: PPQ Ltd Delivery
Date: Wednesday
Body: Thanks to everyone who picked up when I called or who was at their desk when I phoned. Looks like we still haven’t started a lot of those deliverable’s but appears people have allocated time to get them done today. If you have issues let me know and I’ll see what I can do to resolve.
Previous: Hi everyone, I haven’t seen updates today on those commitments, can you please ensure they are provided before COB.
Previous: Hi everyone, great to catch up today. It was excellent to see everyone getting on board and committing to delivering this. As mentioned please include everyone in your progress updates. We have committed to deliver a lot this week and have a few things due to tomorrow.
Thanks

From: Me
Subject: RE: PPQ Ltd Delivery
Date: Thursday
Body: Hi everyone, still can’t seem to get any information from e-mail, walk around or phone calls. Are you all avoiding me?
Previous: Thanks to everyone who picked up when I called or who was at their desk when I phoned. Looks like we still haven’t started a lot of those deliverable’s but appears people have allocated time to get them done today. If you have issues let me know and I’ll see what I can do to resolve.
Previous: Hi everyone, I haven’t seen updates today on those commitments, can you please ensure they are provided before COB.
Previous: Hi everyone, great to catch up today. It was excellent to see everyone getting on board and committing to delivering this. As mentioned please include everyone in your progress updates. We have committed to deliver a lot this week and have a few things due to tomorrow.
Thanks

From: Me
Subject: RE: PPQ Ltd Delivery
Date: Friday
Body: I’ll set something up for next week to see how we progress any of this.
Previous: Hi everyone, still can’t seem to get any information from e-mail, walk around or phone calls. Are you all avoiding me?
Previous: Thanks to everyone who picked up when I called or who was at their desk when I phoned. Looks like we still haven’t started a lot of those deliverable’s but appears people have allocated time to get them done today. If you have issues let me know and I’ll see what I can do to resolve.
Previous: Hi everyone, I haven’t seen updates today on those commitments, can you please ensure they are provided before COB.
Previous: Hi everyone, great to catch up today. It was excellent to see everyone getting on board and committing to delivering this. As mentioned please include everyone in your progress updates. We have committed to deliver a lot this week and have a few things due to tomorrow.
Thanks

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Heading for Disaster Checklist

  • Requirements unclear – check
  • Tight time frames – check
  • Limited to no resources – check
  • Limited to no budget – check
  • Limited to no ownership – check
  • Limited to no governance – check
  • Completely unreal expectation – check
  • My problem – check

Still could be worse….

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The email

It begins like any other day a simple e-mail check.

From: Freddie the boss
Subject: PPQ Ltd Delivery
Body: Hi , can you look at the below for me. Its been with Steve for a couple of months but its not going anywhere. Can you drive it to completion, shouldn’t take much. The CIO wants this as a priority.
Thanks
Freddie

Thoughts:

Early me: Wow what a time to shine, how good will this be.

Mid me: another disaster heading my way. Wonder how I avoid this one?

Late me: Who needs weekends any way.

Ummm where to from here…